FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 14, 2023
Mount Vernon, NY - Mayor Shawyn Patterson Howard and NYS Assemblyman Pretlow are proud to announce a significant milestone in the restoration and revitalization of Mount Vernon's historical gem, the Mount Vernon Armory. The project has received a generous $1 million in funding, demonstrating a strong commitment to preserving the city's rich history and investing in its future.The Mount Vernon Armory holds immense cultural and architectural significance, representing a pivotal era in our nation's defense infrastructure. This funding marks a crucial step forward in preserving the armory's historical integrity and ensuring its long-lasting contribution to the community. Mayor Shawyn Patterson Howard expressed her gratitude for the allocation, stating, "The Mount Vernon Armory holds a special place in our city's history, and this funding allows us to restore and revitalize it to its full potential. It will become a source of pride and a catalyst for economic growth, community engagement, and educational opportunities." NYS Assemblyman Pretlow added, "Investing in the Mount Vernon Armory is an investment in the future of our community. The revitalization of this historical landmark will bring new life to Mount Vernon, attracting visitors, stimulating our economy, and creating a space for residents to come together."The Mount Vernon Armory funding project is a collaborative effort between the city of Mount Vernon and state representatives, reflecting their shared commitment to preserving historical landmarks and enhancing the quality of life for all residents.