Husband and wife Gregory and Hattie Adams of Port Chester have been named as CSEA Westchester County Unit 9200’s first Members of the Month, CSEA Westchester County Unit President Karen Pecora said.
Pecora said her union, which represents 3,200 Westchester County workers, recently instituted the Member of the Month recognition to draw attention to CSEA members’ contributions on and off the job. Gregory Adams is a CSEA member through his job as a caseworker with the Department of Social Services’ Personal Care Services Unit, while Hattie Adams works in financial accounting with the Department of Public Safety Civil Bureau.
“The average person might not realize how county workers contribute to quality of life in our county both on the job and off, so this new monthly recognition will allow us to highlight the value of our county workforce while acknowledging the countless hours CSEA spend volunteering with children, the elderly, civic groups and houses of worship,” said Pecora.
Both Gregory and Hattie Adams are well-known in the Port Chester community.
“Port Chester residents are fortunate to have Gregory and Hattie advocating for them through their activity with many different local organizations,” Pecora said. “They were a logical choice to be our first Members of the Month. Their dedication to their jobs and their dedication to public service in general is outstanding.”
In addition to his day job with DSS, where he works with public health nurses to arrange home care for elderly, shut-in residents and those that are born with birth defects, Gregory Adams has emerged as a community advocate by serving as a former Village of Port Chester trustee and a former Board of Directors member for the Westchester Community Opportunity Program (WestCOP).
He is also active with the Black Democrats of Westchester County, the Port Chester/Rye NAACP (1st Vice President), the Port Chester Carver Center Board of Directors, the Port Chester Committee for Better Government and serves as a CSEA Unit 9200 Shop Steward. He holds degrees from Bronx Community College and Herbert H. Lehman College. During his spare time, he is an avid photographer.
Aside from her duties in financial accounting with the county Public Safety Civil Bureau, Hattie Adams serves in leadership roles with the Village of Port Chester Democratic Committee, the Port Chester/Rye NAACP, the Rye Town Democratic Committee, the Village of Port Chester Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee, is a delegate for the Westchester County Democratic Committee, and is the Commissioner on the Board of the Port Chester Housing Authority.
She also serves as a CSEA Unit 9200 shop steward, is a past chair and present member of the CSEA Unit 9200 Scholarship Committee and a member of the CSEA Local 860 Holiday Committee.
Hattie Adams has long been active with Troop 6 of the Boy Scouts of America along with the couple’s sons: Darel Maurice Adams, an Eagle Scout, and Clayton Powell Adams, a Senior Patrol Leader Star Rank Boy Scout.
The couple is active with Bethesda Baptist Church. They also enjoy bicycling, tennis and spending time with their sons.