Board of Supervisors

2018 Board Photo
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1st Row, left to right:  Tamara Hicks, Town of Naples; Charles Evangelista, City of Geneva; Norman Teed, Town of Phelps; Gregory Bendzlowicz, City of Geneva; Holly Adams, Assistant County Attorney; Kristine Singer, Town of Canadice.

2nd Row:  Margaret Hilton, Town of Hopewell; Frederick Wille, Town of East Bloomfield; Kristin Haremza, Deputy Clerk to the Board; Mary Krause, County Administrator.

3rd Row:  Nathan VanBortel, Town of Richmond; Dominick Vedora, City of Geneva; Frederick Lightfoote, Town of Gorham; Mark Venuti, Town of Geneva.

4th Row:  Karen DeMay, Clerk to the Board; Richard Russell, City of Canandaigua; David Baker, City of Canandaigua; Jeffery Gallahan, Town of Manchester.

Top Row: Brian Young, Deputy County Administrator; Daniel Marshall, Town of South Bristol; Andrew Wickham, Town of Seneca; Chairman John Marren, Town of Victor; Vice-Chairman Robert Green, Town of Bristol; Todd Campbell, Town of West Bloomfield; Peter Ingalsbe, Town of Farmington.

Absent: Pamela Helming, Town of Canandaigua.

The Board of Supervisors is the legislative body for the County of Ontario with one Supervisor representing each of the 16 towns, two Supervisors representing the City of Canandaigua, and three Supervisors representing the City of Geneva. Each Supervisor is allocated a certain number of weighted votes which is determined by the population of the Town, Ward, or District he/she represents. The Board meets every third Thursday, temporarily meeting at the Safety Training Facility, located at 2914 County Road 48, Canandaigua, NY Board meeting schedule with location-2017.
The members of the Board, at the Organizational Meeting, elect a Chairman to preside at meetings. The Chairman, in turn, selects a Vice-Chairman to act in his stead, when necessary, and also appoints the members of the Board’s ten standing committees. Each standing committee oversees various departments and agencies and presents resolutions for approval by the full Board on behalf of those departments under its supervisor.


Clerk of the Board

is appointed by the Board, and the primary function of that office is to provide support services and coordinate activities for the Board Chairman and the other twenty members. The office compiles the Board agenda, distributes adopted resolutions, and prepares the Board’s Proceedings as well as providing research services. The Clerk to the Board performs an intermediate service, rather than one that can be measured as an end product. This department provides a facilitating service at the legislative level which makes it of primary importance to the operation of the county.