Swearing-In Ceremony for New Town Supervisor Cathy Menikotz

December 18, 2018



Contact: Town Manager, Doug Finch (585) 394‐1120 ext. 234

Town of Canandaigua Town Supervisor‐elect Cathy Menikotz Swearing in Ceremony

(Canandaigua, NY) – Town of Canandaigua Town Supervisor‐elect Cathy Menikotz will officially be sworn in as the Town of Canandaigua Supervisor on January 1, 2019 at 10:00 am during a swearing in ceremony at the Town Hall located at 5440 Route 5 & 20 Canandaigua, NY 14424. The event is open to the public, and all are welcome to attend.

Supervisor‐elect Menikotz comes to the Town of Canandaigua with decades of public experience most recently working full time in the Ontario County Public Defender’s Office where she retired recently. Menikotz is a graduate of Albany Law School with more than thirty years of public service experience, previously serving twenty‐two years as an assistant district attorney before moving to Canandaigua in 2008. Menikotz also serves on the board of directors of the Greater Canandaigua Civic Center.

“My passion for public service has brought me to this point in my life where I am grateful for my experience and have the desire to give back to our community”, said Menikotz. “It is my honor to be able to represent the Town of Canandaigua as the Town Supervisor and work with everyone in Ontario County and the Town who help to make our area second to none.”

Town Board member Terry Fennelly said, “I look forward to working with Cathy as the incoming Town Supervisor. As Chair of the Town’s Planning Committee we are continuing to evaluate infrastructure improvements designed to support our quality of life while protecting Canandaigua Lake. In the coming year we have a number of water projects that we are evaluating, and I look forward to working with Cathy to advocate support for these projects at the County level.”

“As Chair of the Town’s Finance Committee I am looking forward to working with Cathy in her capacity as the Town’s Chief Fiscal Officer,” said Town Board member Linda Dworaczyk. “Over the past two years we have made significant progress in implementing fiscal controls, planning for long term capital improvements, updating Town Board policies, and long term strategic financial planning with the goal of minimizing the fiscal impact to taxpayers while providing quality service to our residents.”

Menikotz fills the vacant Town Supervisor position vacated by former Town Supervisor Greg Westbrook in September 2018. Westbrook served as the Town Supervisor from January 2017 through September 2018, taking over and winning a term after former Town Supervisor Pamela Helming was elected to the New York State Senate. Menikotz’s term runs from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2021.

Menikotz will represent the Town of Canandaigua on the Ontario County Board of Supervisors, serve as the Town’s liaison to the Canandaigua Lake Watershed Council, serve as the Town of Canandaigua’s Chief Fiscal Officer, and serve as Chair of the Town of Canandaigua Town Board meetings. In the coming weeks Menikotz will be working with Ontario County and will be receiving committee assignments for the upcoming year. Supervisor‐elect Menikotz will be sworn in by New York State Supreme Court Justice Craig Doran.

Menikotz will lead the Town Board in their first meeting of 2019 during the Board’s annual organizational meeting on January 7, 2019 at 6:00 pm at the Town Hall.

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