Raquel Ventura - Town Clerk, Town of Haverstraw

Raquel Ventura was born in Corona, Queens and moved to Haverstraw with her husband, Angel and her daughter, Stephanie to Haverstraw in March 1989. In Haverstraw, she welcomed three other children: Michelle, Angelica and Anthony.

Raquel has been an active citizen in the Town of Haverstraw, serving in many capacities in the community. She has been a board member of the Haverstraw Ecumenical Project from 1995-2000, was PTA President for Head Start in 1990, involved with Girl Scouts from 1995-1997, and taught in the religious education program at St. Peter’s School from 1993-2000. She is also a member of the Emergency Operations Center.

From 2003-2017 she worked as a circulation clerk at the Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library, both in Garnerville and Haverstraw where she served the public, not only with library issues, but also with her vast knowledge of both the Town and County. Raquel is currently a member of the North Rockland Rotary Club and the Columbiettes.

Since 1997, Raquel has served the Town of Haverstraw in the Town Clerk’s office; serving as Deputy Clerk, first under Josephine E. Carella and then under Karen L. Bulley. After Mrs. Bulley’s retirement in February 2017, Raquel was appointed to finish out her term as Town Clerk. Her office is busy, issuing various Town licenses, assisting residents with genealogy searches (births, deaths and marriages from 1881), performing marriages in both Spanish and English, and processing the bills for all the departments of the Town. She also is happy to provide services as a Notary to all Town residents. She is proud to serve the Haverstraw community and she and staff are readily available to assist the public.