Bart Didden has called Port Chester home for 57 years and he is determined to help shape it into the extraordinary community that it can once again be. Port Chester is a vibrant, multi-cultural community with new citizens living alongside long-time resident families and Bart wants to help reinvigorate his hometown: Port Chester needs to have an exceptional quality of life, good schools, and affordable taxes. He wants to make Port Chester a desired destination for businesses and young families.
A former trustee from 2010-13, Bart’s cornerstone is community involvement and he demonstrates this dedication by serving Port Chester on numerous boards, commissions, and community organizations. He is currently chairman of the Port Chester Waterfront Commission and has been co-chair of the Port Chester Safe Housing Committee, commissioner of the Port Chester Planning Commission, and a member of the Alarm Review Board.
With his business headquartered here, Bart holds a deep and personal commitment to Port Chester’s future and is resolute towards helping Port Chester realize its full potential. He wants to make Port Chester a desirable place, like it's next-door neighbor Greenwich. Bart is a long-standing member of the Port Chester Chamber of Commerce and has served on the Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors and also on the Board of Director’s for the YMCA of Port Chester. He’s been a contributing columnist for Westmore News and the former director of the Sound Shore Community Fund. In further service to his community, Bart is a former volunteer fire fighter and explorer scout out of Post 700.
No one is more committed to the Port Chester community than Bart Didden. His no-nonsense “get-the-job done” attitude along with his accessibility and openness is what Port Chester needs during this time when elected officials seem indifferent to the people’s needs. Bart was born and raised in Port Chester and attended public schools here. He and his wife, Missy, have been married for 29 years and are proud to have raised two children, Matthew,28, and Bridget, 26, in Port Chester.
-Port Chester resident for 57 years
-Attended Port Chester High School and Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY
-Corpus Christi Church, Parishioner
-Chairman Port Chester Waterfront Commission
-Member Port Chester Alarm Review Board
-Former Port Chester Trustee 2010-2013
-Former Co-Chair Port Chester Safe Housing Committee
-Former Port Chester Planning Commissioner
-Port Chester Chamber of Commerce Member
-Former Port Chester Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
-Former Contributing Columnist, Westmore News
-Former Director, Sound Shore Community Fund
-Founder AIREF / NBFAA Hero’s Scholarship Program
-Former Port Chester YMCA, Board of Directors
-Former Explorer Scout - Post 700
-Former Volunteer Fire Fighter, Village of Port Chester
-President, USA Central Station Alarm Corp.
-Alarm Industry Representative, New York City Mayor’s Y2K Taskforce
-Board of Director, Security America Risk Retention Group
-Operating Member, Security America Risk Purchasing Group
-2002 Morris F. Weinstock “Person of the Year” Award, NBFAA
-“Lifetime Achievement Award, For Exceptional Service to the
Alarm Industry,” NBFAA