Today, State Senator Gustavo Rivera introduced a resolution paying tribute to the life and community service of Andrew Sandler, former Bronx Community Board 7 District Manager, who sadly passed away on August 5, 2017. In his 31 years of life, Mr. Sandler became a devoted public servant who worked tirelessly to guide the residents of his home neighborhood of Riverdale on their paths toward attaining housing, jobs, and numerous social service benefits. Before his tenure as District Manager for Community Board 7, Mr. Sandler served as Community Affairs and Constituent Services Director for New York City Councilmembers Oliver Koppell and Andrew Cohen.
"Andrew Sandler embodied all the characteristics of a true public servant. A passionate and talented young man who I had the honor to work closely with, Andrew's body of work demonstrated a true dedication to improving the lives of those communities in the Bronx he proudly served", said State Senator Gustavo Rivera. "He made our community and our borough better and for that and many other reasons, he will be forever missed."
As District Manager of Community Board 7 in the Bronx, Andrew worked on public and private projects that addressed the community's needs and revitalized the local economy, including the Kingsbridge National Ice Center, the Jerome Park Reservoir, and the Mosholu Parkway. Even as his health deteriorated, he became a fierce advocate for cancer patients to help those New Yorkers battling cancer get the care they need."