Mayor and Village Board


The Village of Cazenovia Board of Trustees meets on the first Monday of each month at 7pm in the Village Municipal Building, 90 Albany Street.

Read the minutes from past Board of Trustees Meetings
Current agenda for the upcoming Board of Trustee Meeting

Access the proposed Village of Cazenovia Budget (Revenues and Expenditures) here:

Cazenovia Village 2022-23 Tentative Budget Rev – March 16

Cazenovia Village 2022-23 Tentative Budget Exp – March 16


Kurt Wheeler, Mayor
Kurt Wheeler has lived in the Village of Cazenovia since moving back home in 1996. He grew up in New Woodstock, spent 11 years away to attend college, serve in the Marine Corps, work in Washington, DC and attend graduate school.

Elected Mayor in 2011, he began his service as a trustee in 2005 and was an appointed member of the Cazenovia Advisory Conservation Commission from 1997 to 2005. He served as a commissioned officer in the Marine Corps from 1989  to 2019 and is currently a history teacher and coach at Cazenovia High School. Kurt is active with Project CAFE, a non-profit corporation serving the youth and families of the Cazenovia area.

A former chairman of the Winter Festival Committee and July 4th Committee, Kurt is also a life member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mayor Wheeler was the former Commissioner of Streets and Sidewalks and Chairman of the Comprehensive Plan Committee and Zoning Revision Committee.

Mayor Wheeler can be reached at home at (315)-655-9380 or by e-mail


David Porter, Deputy Mayor, Trustee
David Porter was elected as Village Trustee in June 2010. He resides with his wife Betsy Moore at 46 Sullivan Street in Cazenovia. Dave grew up in the small town of North Norwich, NY in Chenango County and has lived in the Village of Cazenovia since 1988. He attended and graduated from the State University of New York at Albany, the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and Syracuse University. He is a former US naval officer and served onboard the USS White Plains (AFS-4) from 1977 to 1981.

Dave is a licensed professional engineer in the State of New York.  He worked as a mechanical and environmental design engineer and more recently as an energy engineer.

He is a member of the Cazenovia Lions Club, has served on the board of directors of the Cazenovia Public Library is currently on the board of the Cazenovia Youth Soccer Association.  He is also very involved with local history and arts organizations.

With his background as a consulting engineer, Dave hopes to bring an engineering perspective to some of the building and infrastructure challenges that currently face the Village. He has a strong interest in sustainable design and energy conservation and has been active in Village programs that support those two areas of local and national importance.

Trustee Porter can be reached at his home in the evenings at 315-289-3140 or by



Maureen Fellows, Trustee
Trustee Maureen Fellows was elected to the Cazenovia Village Board of Trustees in June 2016. She currently serves as the Police Commissioner and as the Court Liaison.  She has lived at 64 Lincklaen Street for 30 years with her husband Jonathan and their three children Sarah, Sam and Will all who graduated from Cazenovia Schools.

Maureen grew up in Cooperstown, NY and graduated from Cooperstown Central Schools. She received her bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College, her Master’s degree from Cornell University and her Ph.D. from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. She retired from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry as Vice President for Government Relations. She currently works as Assemblyman Albert Stirpe’s District Director.

Maureen has been involved in the community through her leadership on the Board of Cazenovia Children’s House, Common Grounds and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church where she served on the Vestry. She has served for many years as the Regional Representative for the Hamilton College Alumni Association. She and her husband belong to the Willow Bank Yacht Club, Cazenovia Ski Club and the Cazenovia Golf Club.

She can be reached at 315-391-3876 or


Cindy Bell,  Trustee

Cindy Bell was elected to the Village Board in June 2021. She currently serves as Tree Commissioner and Parks and Recreation Commissioner.

Trustee Bell can be reached at


Justin Fuchs,  Trustee

Justin Fuchs was elected to the Village Board in June 2021. He currently serves as the Public Works Commissioner.

Trustee Fuchs can be reached at



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