Patricia Ann Norris-McDonald has served for the past 10 years as Mayor of the Incorporated Village of Malverne. She first served in village government when she became a Trustee for the Village of Malverne in June of 1996. During that time, she served as Police and Fire Commissioner, Liaison to the Building Department, Merchants Association and Youth Board as well as a member of the Traffic Commission and Celebrations and Entertainment Committee.
As Mayor, she is responsible for overseeing all activities of a Village of almost ten thousand residents. She appoints all non-elected officials, supervises Village employees and enforces the Village Laws and Ordinances. Mrs. McDonald was born in Rockville Center of parents of Irish decent. She graduated from Sacred Heart Academy and earned a degree in Fashion Buying and Merchandizing from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Her maternal grandmother is from Cork and her maternal grandfather from Sligo. Her paternal grandparents are Dubliner’s and her grandfather a graduate of Blackrock College. Mrs. McDonald has been involved in countless activities and received numerous honors. She has served as coordinator and coach of girls’ basketball at Our Lady of Lourdes CYO and coaches varsity tennis at Sacred Heart Academy. She has served on the Board of the Diocese of Rockville Centre - Momma’s House and on the NYS Board of Visitors Helen Hayes Hospital. he is the recipient of the St. John’s University – Elizabeth Ann Seton Award and Presidents Medal, the National Mother of the Year Award, the Town of Hempstead Path Finder Award and the Holyoke National John F. Kennedy President’s Medal. Mrs. McDonald co-authored the book, The Steven McDonald Story, with her husband NYPD Detective Steven McDonald and appears often with him to speak about faith and forgiveness. They reside in Malverne, with their son, NYPD Detective Conor McDonald.