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 following members:
Sandy began her involvement with the Pittsford community as a Parks and Recreation Advisory Board member in 1976 and over the years has served the Town in a volunteer capacity on the Zoning and Planning boards as well. She was elected to the Town Council in 1994 and served as the Town's Deputy Supervisor for 19 years, from 1996 - 2012. In this role she actively engaged community members and supported a variety of initiatives, most notably as a member of the Town, School, Village Leadership Team and as chair of the "Pittsford. Keeping It Green" committee, which developed and presented recommendations to the Town Board regarding community efforts to “go green.” Sandy was appointed Town Supervisor on December 18, 2012.
Sandy believes that it is important to maintain an open dialogue for residents to voice concerns and make suggestions. You may email her by clicking here.
Jared was appointed to Town Council on May 19, 2009 and appointed as Deputy Supervisor on January 3, 2013. He formerly served the Town of Pittsford as Town Attorney for 4½ years.
Jared is a partner at law firm Nixon Peabody in the firm's real estate department. He is also a member of the Pittsford Fire Department and served as Chief from 2007 to 2008. He is a life-long resident and the eighth generation of his family to live in Pittsford. As Deputy Supervisor, Jared is responsible for town operations in the Supervisor’s absence.
Jared and his wife Lori have two children - a daughter Riley Jane and a son Nolan. Reach Jared via email by clicking here.
Karen has been on the Town Council since March of 1999. She is a life-long resident of Pittsford and graduate of Pittsford Mendon High School. Karen has worked with the Group Home Advisory Committee to make this a more effective and efficient group.
Karen works for the West Group serving as a Senior Electronic Production Manager. She lives on Winchester Drive with her husband Michael and daughters Meghan and Victoria. You may email her by clicking here.
Matt joined the Town Council in January of 2012. A member of the Rotary Club of Pittsford, Matt also serves as the Steering Committee Chair of an Eastside Habitat for Humanity Coalition. He is a mechanical engineer and director at ITT Exelis Geospatial Systems.
Matt and his wife Patty have been residents of Pittsford for 18 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.
Bill was appointed to Town Council on December 19, 2012. He previously served Pittsford as a council member in 1996 before being elected to the Monroe County Legislature where he served from 1996 until 2007. Most recently, Bill was appointed in March of 2011 as a Pittsford Town Justice, a role he served until his appointment to Town Council.
A graduate of Yale University and the University of Virginia Law School, Bill has been practicing law for 26 years, in both private practice and as in-house counsel. You may email him by clicking here.