50+ Faces – 50 Stories from our 50th Anniversary celebrants

Maurice Dobson

Maurice DobsonMaurice Dobson graduated from White Plains High School in 1991. During his high school years, he became involved with the White Plains Youth Bureau ultimately serving on the White Plains Youth Council as President and on the Mayor’s Youth Board.

Following high school, Maurice attended college at Harvard University where he concentrated his studies in Government. The Youth Bureau played an early role in supporting Maurice’s interest in pursuing a legal career by providing him with his first legal internship, during the summer after his freshman year, in the White Plains Law Department via the Youth Bureau’s Youth Employment Service. After graduating from Harvard in 1995, Maurice attended the University of Texas School of Law and graduated in 1998.

In 1998, Maurice returned to New York and has practiced law in New York City for his entire legal career. He worked for the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation from September 1998 to March of 2004, serving as an Assistant Counsel and then as Deputy Counsel for Capital Projects. From March 2004 to the present, he has worked for the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, serving first as an Associate General Counsel and, since July 2005, as a Deputy General Counsel.

The Youth Bureau was among the first places where Maurice learned to cultivate leadership skills and a commitment to community. He is thankful for the dedicated staff of the Youth Bureau who played a significant role in nurturing him at a very pivotal time in his life. Maurice and his wife, Sheryl, reside in Staten Island, New York, where Maurice also serves as a Deacon in his local church.

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