During his first term as Village Trustee, Justin Arest has taken on leadership roles in a number of important Village matters such as department head search committees and overseeing the budget process for the Board of Trustees. He serves as Police Commissioner and has worked on various Board committees, including Finance, Land Use, Freightway, and as Chair of Personnel. He has also worked on local policy initiatives such as drafting and advancing the public safety zoning changes restricting the sales of firearms and electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS).
As trustee, Justin has been liaison to community neighborhood associations as well as resident Village Boards, Councils and Committees, including the Advisory Council on Communications, Advisory Council on Technology, Board of Appeals, Board of Architectural Review, Board of Assessment Review, Cable Commission, League of Women Voters Scarsdale, and the Scarsdale Arts Council.
Prior to being elected to the Village Board, Justin served on the Zoning Board of Appeals, Ad Hoc Committee on Communications, Freightway Steering Committee, and the Library’s Building and Capital Campaign Committees. He was also a member of the Scarsdale Forum’s Board of Directors and its Executive Committee.
Justin is an attorney and manages Arest Associates, LLC, a real estate investment company. He has a BS in Finance and International Business from the Stern School of Business at New York University and a JD from the George Washington University Law School. Justin and his wife, Allison, have two children, ages nine and six. They have lived in Scarsdale for seven years.