MyRye.com asked Rye city council candidate Tim Chittendenfor a biography we could share with our readers. We hope to get biographies from other candidates as well. Here in his own words is what Chittenden shared with MyRye.com:
"I was born and raised in Rye. I am 48 years old.
My mom Joyce and my dad Bob met at Playland where my dad was working as a Westchester County Police Officer Special. They married in 1958. They had four children. My brothers Jake and Tod, my sister Amy and myself.
I Graduated from Rye High School in 1978.
I have an Accounting degree from Westchester Community College.
I am married to my wife Lucille Moran (Rye H.S. class of 1984)
We have three children. TJ RHS 2006, Hayley RHS 2008 and Chelsea RHS Junior.
My dad was a member of the Rye Police Auxiliary for many years and rose to the ranks to become Chief. My dad also was in charge of the Rye Police Marine Unit as a Sergeant for 20 years. My dad also worked security at the United Nations retiring as a Lieutenant. My dad has had a very distinguished life and career. He and my mom retired to Virginia.
My mom Joyce raised three boys thirteen months apart and our baby sister. She also has had a very distinguished life and career and is considered a Saint by many.
My brother Jake became a Rye Police Officer in 1981. He became a Detective in 1993 and has had a stellar career with many excellent arrests and lifesaving awards.
My brother Tod and sister Amy are raising their families in Virginia.
I became a Police Officer in 1984 following in my dads and brothers footsteps. I was elected PBA Treasurer in 1989 and held that position until 1992 when I was elected PBA President. I was PBA President for fourteen years until 2007. I am currently the PBA Treasurer. During this time there were many tumultuous issues that the PBA was able to bring to resolution. In addition, many contracts were negotiated during this time frame. My biggest accomplishment at the Rye Police Department has been serving the sworn members of the department to the best of my ability and being a strong advocate for the safety and well being of both the members of the PBA as well as the public.
I have sat on the Board of the Affiliated Police Association of Westchester for 10 years. I currently serve as Treasurer.
I have been a delegate to the Police Conference of New York for 19 years.
I have been a member of the Rye Fire Department for about 15 years.
I have been a member of the Rye Fish and Game Club for more than 10 years.
I served as a Coach and Manager in the Rye Little League and served as Treasurer of the Rye Babe Ruth League.
I was one of the co-founders three years ago of the Rye Police Association Golf Classic. Funds raised by the Golf Classic has awarded many scholarships to many graduating Rye seniors as well as the children of PBA members. The Golf Outing was also established so our members and the residents and business owners of the community could get better acquainted and have fun while sharing the same goal of raising money for scholarships. It has been very successful on all fronts.
I have volunteered my services to many for City of Rye boards and committees."