Statement of Mayor Noam Bramson
On Behalf of the New
Rochelle City Council & Administration
August 4, 2010
Jim Stowe’s passing is a devastating loss to our community. He will be
greatly missed by his colleagues in City government and by the countless
residents whose lives he touched through service.
The entire City Council, Administration and staff join me in offering
heartfelt condolences to Jim’s wife Roxie and to the Stowe family. They will
be in the thoughts and prayers of friends and admirers, all of whom
understand that New Rochelle has lost one its great leaders.
On the City Council, Jim Stowe was a forceful and fearless advocate for
the people of the Third District and a powerful voice for social justice and
equality. He played an especially critical role in promoting affordable
housing development and in creating new opportunities for young people, and
was also fully engaged in all of the major challenges and choices that shape
But Jim was larger than the City Council and his actions in government
were only one aspect of his contributions to our city and our nation. His
life was rich beyond measure in its experiences and professional
achievements. In every position and role, Jim inspired others through his
unshakable integrity and strength of purpose. His example will continue to
set a standard for all those who value service to the common good.