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.
Access the proposed Village of Cazenovia Budget (Revenues and Expenditures) here:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Maureen Fellows, Deputy Mayor
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 email@example.com.
Cindy Bell, Trustee
Cindy Bell was elected to the Village Board in June 2021. She currently serves as Public Works Commissioner.
Trustee Bell can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathy Hahn, Trustee
Kathy Hahn was elected to the Village Board in June 2022. She currently serves as Water and Fire Commissioner.
Thomas Tait, Trustee
Tom Tait was elected to the Village Board in June 2023. He currently serves as Tree Commissioner and Parks and Recreation Commissioner.
As a local Realtor, previous Trustee and lifelong resident of Cazenovia, I have a long
and deep involvement with the Cazenovia community for the past 32+ years. My
decision to serve as Trustee again is based primarily on a concern over issues facing
Cazenovia and the surrounding area. The very sad news about the closing of
Cazenovia College is certainly near the forefront of everyone’s mind. However, there are
many other issues including the health and preservation of Cazenovia Lake,
development pressure, aging infrastructure, ever increasing taxes, our aquifer and the
vitality of the Historic Business District.
I am truly honored to currently serve as the founder and Director of the Village of
Cazenovia Tree Commission, Board Member and Director of Communications for the
Cazenovia Lake Association and Trustee of the Cazenovia Public Library.
In addition to my previous term on the Village Board I have served as Cazenovia Fire
Chief, President of the Madison County Fire Chief’s Association, Cazenovia
Preservation Foundation Board of Directors, Town of Cazenovia Planning Board, Past
President and Paul Harris Fellow for the Cazenovia Rotary Club, President of the Civic
Club, Greater Cazenovia Area Chamber of Commerce Board Member and recipient of
the Chairman’s Award as well as an Executive Committee Member of the Cazenovia
Area Planning Project.
My passion for serving our community is largely due to the values instilled by my
parents. As a fourth generation family it is of paramount importance that the charm,
character and quality of Cazenovia is preserved and enhanced now and for
generations to come. I am also forever indebted to my alma mater Nazareth College.
My four years there were formative and gave me confidence, direction and a launching
pad for positions of leadership.
I will actively communicate with residents and businesses to best understand their
concerns and desires for our community. I welcome the opportunity to speak or meet
with any residents, businesses or neighborhoods so that their voices are heard and we
can work together in a non-partisan, non-political way to preserve and protect
Cazenovia. I welcome feedback by e-mail, if preferred, and your comments will remain
in confidence. My e-mail is email@example.com”