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Wunderkinds 2019

David Reggina, 29

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David Reggina embarked on his path to civil service early on. At age 15, he started working for Westchester County’s Parks and Recreation Department, doing everything from office work to staffing their seasonal sports camps. He stayed involved throughout his time at Manhattanville College, where he made the dean’s list and hosted free recreational clinics for at-risk youth.

In 2016, his dedication and commitment led him to become, at age 26, one of Westchester County’s youngest-ever commissioners. He now oversees all five divisions of Greenburgh’s Department of Community Resources, made up of 25 full-time employees and up to 250 seasonal part-timers. Allocating the department’s $4 million annual budget also falls under his purview.

Reggina’s specialty is promoting health and wellness for every citizen, from babies to elders. His “Be Fit, One Day at a Time” initiative, launched when he was 23, served between 200 and 300 county residents through active fitness boot camps at county parks such as Tibbetts Brook in Yonkers, Kensico Dam in Valhalla, and Glen Island in New Rochelle.

“My passion is contributing to every community and helping others achieve their goals,” says Reggina, who hopes to progress his career toward county- and state-level government service. “My everyday goals are twofold and very simple: Treat everyone with respect, and encourage and equip everyone with positive tools to turn their dreams into reality.”


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