Terry Joshi is a member of the Yonkers Green City Advisory Committee which works with the city administration to develop municipal sustainability goals for Yonkers. She was the Chair for five years of the first Yonkers sustainability board, the Yonkers Green Policy Task Force. She is the founding President of Yonkers Committee for Smart Development (YCSD), a non-profit community organization which was established in 2007 to actively engage with the city around topics concerning redevelopment and historic preservation and holds as part of its mission that a higher quality of life for all must emphasize maximum public access to functional, beautiful, and natural open spaces. She is a past member and Vice-Chair of the Yonkers Land Conservancy Board (2004-2011) which works with property owners to encourage the preservation of urban open space through conservation easements. From 2009-2011 she was a member of the Westchester County Planning Department EMC Land Use SEQR Committee, a Citizen’s Committee which reviewed countywide SEQR projects and made its referrals back to the Westchester County Planning Board. In 2009, she represented YCSD as a founding member and organizer of Daylight Yonkers, a group of business people, civic and environmental organizations, community groups, and residents of Yonkers who joined forces to aid Yonkers in the acquisition of the final NYS funds which made it possible to complete the Saw Mill River daylighting in downtown Yonkers.
Ms. Joshi received her B.A. from New York University in Music History and Theory, and has spent most of her professional life in the arts world as an arts administrator, community theatre producer, professional coordinator of international tours for musical ensembles, and grant-writer. She is currently the Director of Public Relations and Special Events at the Hoff-Barthelson Music School in Scarsdale.