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Town Board Info & Member Biographies

Town Board typically meets the first and third Tuesday of the month at 6pm in the lower level meeting room at Town Hall (11 South Main Street). For the current meeting schedule, visit our meetings and events calendar.


Archived Board Minutes

 

Local governments exist for the purpose of providing services and public facilities to the people who live within their jurisdiction. The Town of Pittsford is governed by a Town Board, comprised of four Council members and a Supervisor, all of whom are elected at large by the qualified voters of the town.

The Town Supervisor, who is the administrative head of town government, presides at the meetings of the Town Board and may, from time to time, appoint one or more committees consisting of members of the Board to aid and assist the Board in the performance of its duties. A majority of the Board members must be present in order to constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and the vote of each Board member upon every question is recorded in the official minutes of the meetings. An affirmative vote of a majority of all members of the Town Board is required for the adoption of any action, motion or legislation.

The Town Board's responsibilities include the power to appoint officers, commissions, boards and other personnel necessary to administer the town's affairs; to adopt ordinances and local laws affecting the public health, safety and welfare and to provide penalties for the enforcement of the town; and to formulate overall policy.

The Town Board consists of the members listed below. An email address is included in the information for each Town Board member, however if you would like to email the entire Town Board you may do so by clicking here. Please note: if you are using a web browser to access your email, you may have to copy and paste the email address into your email message.

The Town Board consists of the following members: 


Bill Smith

William A. Smith, Jr., Town Supervisor

Bill Smith was elected to the Pittsford Town Board in 1995. As Councilman he played a central role in the Town’s adoption of its Greenprint plan, which preserved two-thirds of the Town’s then-remaining farmland from development. Not long after the Greenprint became final, Bill was appointed to a vacancy in the Monroe County Legislature. Bill represented Pittsford and East Rochester in the County Legislature through the end of 2007, when he stepped down due to term limits. He served as the legislature’s Majority Leader for 6 years, from 2001-2007.

Bill became Pittsford Town Justice in March, 2011. In November of 2013 he was elected as Town Supervisor and was sworn into office on January 2, 2014. Pittsford residents returned him for a second term in the election of 2015.

A lawyer by profession, Bill practiced law full-time for 29 years before taking office as Town Supervisor. Bill earned his Bachelor’s degree at Yale University and his law degree at the University of Virginia Law School. You may email him by clicking here.


Jared Lusk

Jared C. Lusk, Deputy Supervisor

Jared Lusk is an 8th generation Pittsford resident. He has served on the Town Board since 2009 and was appointed Deputy Supervisor January 3, 2013. He previously served as Pittsford Town Attorney for 4½ years and is a former Monroe County District Attorney.

In his professional life, Jared is currently a managing partner of the Rochester office of the law firm Nixon Peabody. As the Town Board leader for Pittsford’s Athletic Fields Improvement Project, Jared has taken this project from start to finish, starting with the initial evaluation and planning begun in 2012. Partnering with the Pittsford Central School District to work together for a comprehensive solution that could be most cost effective for the Town and the School District’s needs, Jared worked closely with Town staff, School District staff, the School Superintendent, the project construction managers, youth sports groups and other residents. Jared brought the project to completion on time and on budget – an achievement celebrated at the official ribbon-cutting ceremony in June, 2017.

Jared is a 28-year veteran of the Pittsford Volunteer Fire Department, which he led as Chief through 2007 and 2008. He has served Camp Good Days and Special Times as a member of its Board of Directors since 2008. He is a recipient of the William Rodman Peabody Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Legal Services.

A graduate of Pittsford-Mendon High School, Jared earned his bachelor’s degree at St. John Fisher College and his law degree at Syracuse University.

Jared and his wife Lori have two children – a daughter Riley Jane and a son Nolan. You can reach Jared via email by clicking here.


Matthew J. O'Connor

Matthew J. O'Connor, Town Council

Matt joined the Town Board in January of 2012. A member of the 2014-2015 Rotary Club of Pittsford Board of Directors, Matt also serves as the Steering Committee Chair of an Eastside Habitat for Humanity Coalition of Churches which is currently building a sixth home in the City of Rochester JOSANA neighborhood.

A recipient of his Bachelors and Masters from the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University, Matt was the Director of Quality for ITT Space Systems Division prior to his retirement. A Lean Six Sigma “Black Belt” who earned multiple American Society of Quality certifications and Professional Engineer status over his career, Matt currently serves as the Assistant Vice President of Economic Development and Innovative Workforce Services at Monroe Community College, where he also teaches in the Engineering Science and Physics department.

Matt and his wife Patty have been residents of Pittsford for 20 years and live on Briar Patch Road. Their daughters, Alyssa and Danielle, are graduates of Pittsford Sutherland High School. You may email him by clicking here.


Mary Gehl Doyle

Mary Gehl Doyle, Town Council

Mary joined the Town Board in January of 2014 following her election in November, 2013. As the Town Board lead for the Spiegel Community Center Restoration and Improvement Project she has steered the project from the initial planning phase begun in 2015, through extensive public communication and meetings and the voter referendum in 2016. This year (2017) she led efforts to gather additional public comment for the project’s final design, worked with Town staff to coordinate transitioning recreation programs to off-site locations, and now monitors the construction phase currently under way, keeping in close contact with Town staff, construction management, and the architect/engineering firms involved to ensure the project remains on budget and on schedule.

Mary currently serves as liaison to the Pittsford Community Library Board of Trustees and the Town’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. She also served as the Town Board lead for new legislation in 2014 that addressed abandoned and derelict properties in the town.

A principal attorney for the NY State Supreme Court Appellate Division, a former NYS Assistant Attorney General, and a former Monroe County Assistant District Attorney, Mary has dedicated the majority of her legal career and extracurricular activities to promoting the well-being of seniors and children. Her support of such work includes volunteer service with Lifespan of Rochester, the Elder Abuse Consortium, and the Society for the Protection and Care of Children. A past presenter for the Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission on Minorities, Mary received the Daily Record’s Top Women in Law Award for 2017.

Mary is married, has two step-children and four grandchildren. She is always eager to receive comments and ideas from our residents; you may email her by clicking here.


Kate Bohne Munzinger

Kate Bohne Munzinger, Town Council

Kate Bohne Munzinger was elected to Town Board in November of 2015. She formerly served the Town of Pittsford as Communications Director from 2009 to 2012.

Kate is the Chief of Staff for New York State Senator Joe Robach. Prior to being elected, Kate served for several years on the Town of Pittsford’s Environmental Board. She is a graduate of Pittsford Sutherland High School, completed her undergraduate studies at SUNY Albany, and received her master’s degree in international relations from Syracuse University. She has been a longtime volunteer with Ronald McDonald House Charities and currently serves on its Board of Directors.

Kate and her husband Jason have two children – Ryan, a student at Jefferson Road Elementary School, and Pete, a preschooler at Pittsford Nursery School. You may email her by clicking here.