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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 at bsmith@townofpittsford.org or by clicking here.


Kate Bohne Munzinger

Kate Bohne Munzinger, Deputy Supervisor

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 at kmunzinger@townofpittsford.org or by clicking here.


Kevin Beckford

Kevin S. Beckford, Town Council

Kevin Beckford joined the Town Board in January, 2018 following his election in November, 2017. An operations executive with 28 years specialty in servant leadership, Kevin has domestic & international experience working with non-profit and for-profit companies such as Eastman Kodak, Xerox, IBM, Bank of America and the Bank of Montreal. Kevin has lead a change management and risk mitigation consulting firm, Management and Employee Engagement Solutions, since 2013 and has recently been appointed to serve as the HR Director - Staff Diversity and Inclusion for the Universty of Rochester.

Kevin has a broad mix of operational, technical and program/project management experience including hospital/healthcare administration, purchasing/supply chain, bank operations, IT operations, technical communications (medical imaging products), and management consulting for the private and government sector. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management and Design from Roberts Wesleyan College. He is active in the community, working on social justice, anti-poverty and education initiatives for the poor.

A Pittsford resident since 2000, Kevin and his wife Linda Lillich-Beckford live just outside the Village with their daughter Paris. She is a student at Calkins Road middle school. You may email Kevin at kbeckford@townofpittsford.org or by clicking here.


Matthew J. O'Connor

Matthew J. O'Connor, Town Council

Matt joined the Town Board in January of 2012. A past President of the Rotary Club of Pittsford and a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow, Matt also serves as the Steering Committee Chair of an Eastside Habitat for Humanity Coalition of Churches now preparing to build its seventh home since 1998 in the City of Rochester JOSANA neighborhood. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Pittsford Chamber of Commerce and RESOLVE of Greater Rochester, Inc.

A recipient of his Bachelor’s and Master’s from the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University, Matt was the Director of Quality for ITT Space Systems Division before serving as the Vice President of Quality for Exelis Geospatial Systems prior to his retirement. A certified Lean Six Sigma “Black Belt,” Matt earned multiple American Society of Quality certifications and Professional Engineer Licensure over his career.

Matt currently is the Assistant Vice President of Economic Development and Innovative Workforce Services at Monroe Community College. In this capacity he serves as the Dean of Career Technical Education. Matt also teaches in the Engineering Science and Physics department.

Matt and his wife Patty have been residents of Pittsford for 24 years and live on Briar Patch Road, in a home listed on the Town Historic Inventory. Their adult daughters, Alyssa and Danielle, are graduates of Pittsford Sutherland High School. You may email him at moconnor@townofpittsford.org or by clicking here.


Stephanie Townsend

Stephanie Townsend, Town Council

Stephanie joined the Town Board in January of 2018 following her election in November, 2017. She is the president of Townsend Consulting and Evaluation, a Pittsford firm that serves global, national, state, and community organizations with specialization in gender-based violence.

A community psychologist with 20+ years’ experience working with community-based organizations, coalitions, and interdisciplinary systems, Stephanie has worked in public policy and systems advocacy at local, state and federal levels. Her experience also includes development and implementation of community- and school-based sexual assault prevention programs.

Stephanie has a Master’s degree and a Ph.D. in Community and Prevention Research from the University of Illinois. She also has a Master’s in Social Ethics from Graduate Theological Union and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Studies in Religion from the University of Michigan.

Stephanie has been a Pittsford resident since 2007. She and her husband Barney Ricca and their Joseph live off of East Street near Powder Mills Park. Joseph is a student at Siena Catholic Academy. You may email Stephanie at stownsend@townofpittsford.org or by clicking here.