Villages in New York State are governed by a Board of Trustees, generally comprised of five members – a Mayor and four Trustees. Board members are elected to four year terms and, as a legislative body, are charged with the management of the affairs of the Village.
Second Monday of each month at 7pm at the 56 E. Main Street, Trumasnburg (Elm St. entrance). All meetings are open to the public. Please see the calendar for upcoming dates and agendas.
A. Martin Petrovic, Mayor
Mayor Petrovic’s public service dates back to 1997 when he began a six-year, three-term run as Village Trustee. During that time he served, at one time or another, as Deputy Mayor, Youth Commissioner, Fire Commissioner, and Police Commissioner. Petrovic’s role as the Village’s Chief Executive began in March 2007.
Mayor Petrovic lives in Trumansburg with his family, and is a retired Professor of Turfgrass Science in the Horticulture Department at Cornell University. His current term expires in 2018.
Deb Watkins, Deputy Mayor
Deb Watkins was first elected to the Board of Trustees in 2010, serving until 2014, and began her current tenure in 2015. Watkins serves as DPW/Water/Sewer Commissioner. Watkins lives in Trumansburg with her family, her current term expires in 2020.
Ben Carver, Trustee
Ben Carver began his service on the Board of Trustees in the fall of 2013. He currently serves as Youth Commissioner and EMS Commissioner. Carver is a Trumansburg native. He works as an arborist and has a BA in Political Science from SUNY Binghamton. His current term expires in 2018.
Rordan Hart, Trustee
Rordan Hart was elected to his first term as Village Trustee in March 2007. He currently serves as Police Commissioner and sits on the Board of Directors of the Greater Tompkins County Municipal Health Insurance Consortium where he serves as Vice-Chair.
Hart lives in Trumansburg with his family and is a partner and financial advisor with a local firm. His current term expires in 2020.
Rachel Kennedy, Trustee
Rachel Kennedy began her service on the Board of Trustees in 2015, and serves as Fire Commissioner, and Farmer’s Market liaison. Kennedy lives in Trumansburg with her family. Her current term expires in 2018.