Edgar has taken active roles in many civic organizations, such as Board of Education Trustee for the Yonkers Public Schools, the Yonkers Hispanic Advisory Board, Exchange Club of Yonkers, Growing Economic Opportunities and Building the Future Foundation. Edgar is also a past member of the the City of Yonkers Planning Board.
Yonkers Board of Education: Trustee
Yonkers Public Schools is the fourth largest school district in New York State. Today a vibrant learning community of 26,000 students from 100 cultures, backgrounds and nationalities in grades prekindergarten through 12 is challenged by a rigorous core curriculum and innovative programs in 39 schools throughout the City of Yonkers.
As the 2nd largest employer in Westchester County, Yonkers Public Schools’ diverse workforce of 3,300 educators and support staff enthusiastically shares the District’s mission to empower all students to take their place in the world as knowledgeable, competent, responsible citizens.
Edgar chairs the Superintendent’s Evaluation Committee, the Long Range District Planning Committee, and the Receivership Committee. Mr. Santana is a member of the Policy, Facilities, Instructional Affairs, and Audit, Budget and Finance committees. He also serves as the liaison to the Inter-Governmental Affairs Committee, the Westchester Putnam School Boards Association, and the Yonkers Chamber of Commerce. He is an alternate to the Conference of Large City School Boards, and the New York State School Boards Association.
Yonkers Hispanic Advisory Board: Vice-Chair
The Mayor’s Hispanic Advisory Board consists of nine members who provide the City’s growing Hispanic community with an official platform to discuss issues of importance. The board recommends policies to advance Hispanic community development in the city of Yonkers.
Growing Economic Opportunities (GEO): Vice-Chair
GEO is organized and operated to advance the interests of members of the Laborers International Union of North America and their families in elections for public office in the states of New York, New Jersey and Delaware.
Building the Future Foundation (BTF): Vice-Chair
BTF is organized and operated to achieve sound legislation and public policies with respect to building infrastructure, economic development and employment opportunities and economic security for working families.