CWC Board of Directors 2016-17
Seated, l. to r.: James Eisel, Donald ‘Mike’ Brandow, Michael Triolo, Berndt Leifeld, Robert Pelham; Standing: Richard Parete, David Warne; Mark McCarthy, Thomas Hynes, Thomas Snow, Martin Donnelly, Innes Kasanof, Tina Mole, Wayne Marshfield
In addition, the board includes a representative of New York City, appointed by the Mayor of New York; a representative of New York State, appointed by the Governor; and a representative of the environmental community, also appointed by the Governor.
CWC Board meets monthly at Corporation offices in Margaretville, Delaware County.
Michael Triolo, President
Mike joined the CWC staff in January 2003 and served as Economic Development Director until December 2011. He was elected to the CWC Board of Directors in 2012. Supervisor of the Town of Stamford, he serves as Chairman of the Watershed Affairs/Economic Development Committee on the Delaware County Board of Supervisors. He was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Upstate National Bank in Fayetteville; President and CEO of the First National Bank of Lisbon in Ogdensburg, and also held managerial positions at banks in Amenia and Stamford, NY. Mike lives in Hobart. Mike was first elected to the Board in 2012_ by Delaware County Watershed Town Supervisors and his current term of office is from April, 2016 to April, 2020.
Berndt Leifeld, First Vice President
An Ulster County native, Berndt has been on the Olive Town Board for 28 years, 18 of those as Supervisor and currently serves as Treasurer of the County Supervisors Association. He is a retired New York State Corrections Officer and lives in West Shokan. Berndt was first elected to the CWC Board by Ulster County Watershed Town Supervisors in 2005 and his current term of office is from April 2013 to April, 2017
Robert Pelham, Second Vice President
Bob is a native of Windham. A member of the Town Planning Board from 1997 to 2006, he has been a Town Board member since 2009. Bob owns an electrical contracting business that has been a family owned business for over 50 years. Bob was elected to the CWC Board in 2012 by Greene County Watershed Town Supervisors and his current term of office is from April, 2016 to April, 2020
James Eisel, Treasurer
Supervisor of Harpersfield for seven years and Chairman of the Delaware County Board of Supervisors, Jim has also served on the BOCES and the town planning boards. He owns the Harpersfield General Store and a Stamford business. Jim was first elected to the CWC Board in 1997 by Delaware County Watershed Town Supervisors and his current term of office is from April, 2014 to April, 2018
Donald "Mike" Brandow, Secretary
Mike is a native of Stamford who has lived in the southern Schoharie County area nearly all his life. He was elected Supervisor of the Town of Conesville in 2003, after retiring as assistant plant manager from Stiefel Labs, a pharmaceutical company where he had worked for 30 years. Mike lives in Manorkill. Mike was first elected to the CWC Board in 2009 by Schoharie County Watershed Town Supervisors and his current term of office is from April 2013 to April, 2017
Environmental Representative: Vacant
Marty is Supervisor of the Town of Andes, where he has a public employee insurance business. He has lived in Andes since 1982, and is a former chairman of the planning board there. He was first elected to the CWC Board by Delaware County Watershed Town Supervisors in 1998 and his current term is from April 2014 to April, 2018.
Thomas S. Hynes
Thomas S. Hynes has been Supervisor of the Town of Roxbury since 1984. The owner of Miller Funeral Home in Roxbury and Hynes Funeral Home in Margaretville, Tom is president of the Kirkside Adult Home Board of Directors, and is a member of the Roxbury Fire Dept. and Rotary Club. He was elected to the CWC Board in 2006 by Delaware County Watershed Town Supervisors, and had previously served from 1996 to 1998. His current term is from April, 214 to April, 2018.
Innes Kasanof was Supervisor of the Town of Halcott from 2001 to 2015 and is a former member of the Greene County Planning Board. She worked beside husband Tony Kasanof, a Cultural Affairs Officer, in US embassies and consulates in Turkey, Israel, Morocco and the former Soviet Union before retiring to Halcott in the late 1980s. Innes was first elected to the CWC Board in 2012 by Greene County Watershed Town Supervisors. Her current term of office is from April, 2015 to April, 2019.
Supervisor of the Town of Hamden, Wayne has been a Town Board Member for more than 20 years. He is assistant general manager of Delaware County Electric Cooperative, where he has worked for 37 years. Wayne was first elected to the CWC Board in 2004 by Delaware County Watershed Town Supervisors. His current term is from April, 2016 to April, 2020.
A native of Neversink, Mark served on the Town Council from 2000 to 2004 and served as town supervisor from 2012 to 2015. In 2015 Mark was elected as to the Sullivan County Legislature representing the Towns of Neversink and Rockland and a portions of the Town of Liberty. He owns a contracting company and a barbecue business, and is Board President of the Recovery Center in Monticello, a 12-step recovery facility. Mark was first elected to the CWC Board by Sullivan County Watershed Town Supervisors in 2014. His current term of office is from April, 2015 to April, 2019.
Tina is Supervisor of the Town of Bovina and Vice Chairman of the Delaware County Board of Supervisors. She serves as Delaware County representative for State Senator John Bonacic. She grew up in Walton, holds an A.S. degree in Business Administration and has lived in Bovina since 1992. Tina was first elected to the CWC Board by Delaware County Watershed Town Supervisors in 2004. Her current term is from April, 2016 to April, 2020.
Rich, a lifelong resident of the Town of Marbletown, is a member of the Ulster County Legislature representing District 3 (Towns of Marbletown, Hurley, and Olive). He is a graduate of Rondout Valley High School and Syracuse University. When not working as a field technician for Verizon Communications in Kingston, he is active in youth wrestling, football and baseball. Rich was first elected to the CWC Board of Directors by Ulster County Town Supervisors in 2011. His current term of office is from April, 2015 to April, 2019.
Tom R. Snow, Jr.
Tom serves as the State's New York City Watershed Coordinator with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. He is responsible for overseeing the State's responsibilities under the New York City Watershed Memorandum of Agreement and the Filtration Avoidance Determination. Tom first served as a CWC alternate to a prior appointee. He was later appointed by the Governor of the State of New York to the CWC Board first in 2004, and again in 2010, as the Governor’s representative.
David S. Warne
Dave is the Assistant Commissioner and Director of Watershed Protection and Planning for the NYCDEP's Bureau of Water Supply. He is responsible for overseeing implementation of all aspects of the City's watershed protection efforts, as well as long term planning for the water supply. Dave serves as an alternate for the Commissioner of NYCDEP, each having been appointed by the Mayor of the City of New York since 1997. Dave has served as an alternate to the CWC Board since 2004.
Delaware County: Donnelly, Eisel,
Hynes, Marshfield, Molé, Triolo
Greene County: Pelham, Kasanof
Schoharie County: Brandow
Sullivan County: McCarthy
Ulster County: Leifeld, Parete
New York City: Warne
New York State: Snow
Environmental Community: Vacant
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