Robert Corby, Mayor
Bob Corby is a lifelong resident of Pittsford. He is a graduate of the Syracuse University School of Architecture. Bob's professional background includes architecture, preservation planning, and urban design. Bob has lectured on both planning and historic preservation in communities across New York State.
Bob has served as mayor since 1993. During that time he has worked tirelessly to shift the Village's planning emphasis toward traditional neighborhood design techniques. He initiated an Erie Canal Corridor Plan that resulted in the adoption of a New York State Local Waterfront Revitalization Program and the completion of six capital projects to improve the village's waterfront. Bob chaired a volunteer committee that produced an award-winning village comprehensive plan. When faced with the possibility of losing both the high school and library, Bob worked closely with School District and Town officials to identify the means to keep these important institutional anchors in the village. Under Bob's direction, the village's downtown revitalization efforts were recognized as the best in New York State in 2005 by the National League of Cities.
As mayor, Bob sought out nationally acclaimed traffic calming expert Dan Burden to assist in developing a comprehensive traffic calming plan. In the years since the plan was developed, Bob has worked closely with the Village Department of Public Works and the New York State Department of Transportation on implementation of the plan's recommendations. Bob has also been responsible for updating of the village's zoning code; expanding public parking; developing a phased decorative street lighting plan; and completing a street tree inventory and aggressive tree planting program.
Bob has had a lifelong interest in local history and annually gives walking tours of the village each spring. He began public service when he was appointed to the Village Architectural and Preservation Review Board in 1987. He is a member of the Board of Historic Pittsford. He oversaw the phased rehabilitation of historic Village Hall which received an Award of Merit from the Landmark Society of New York State in 2006. Bob's passion for history has influenced the direction of Village policy. Under his leadership, the Village has received Certified Local Government status from the New York State Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation and has been designated a Preserve America community by the federal government.
In his role as mayor, Bob serves on the Monroe County Council of Governments and has served two terms as president of the Monroe County Association of Villages. In 2006, Bob was appointed to the Executive Committee of the New York Council of Mayors (NYCOM) the organization representing cities and villages in New York State.
Lili Lanphear, Deputy Mayor
Lanphear, a village resident of 35 years, served for 19 years on the Village Planning and Zoning Board – its’ longest serving member. Lanphear has an appreciation for and a clear understanding of what makes the village unique. “I know, firsthand, the thoughtful planning required to maintain its’ character. In particular, sustaining the village’s status as a separate municipality is of utmost importance,” Lanphear says. “I will strive to be responsive to villagers concerns.”
Peggy Caraberis Brizee
Grew up in Trumbull, CT the eldest of 4 children of John G Caraberis (retired Captain AF) and Margaret M. Caraberis. Attended Trumbull public schools; William Smith College (BA -History) and U of R School of Medicine and Dentistry (MPH). Have lived in the same house in the village with husband T. Peter Brizee, real estate broker and son Truman (Brooklyn NY) for over 30 years. Involved in numerous task forces, committees, and planning groups for the village, town and school district. My first volunteer effort for the village was serving on the Village Water Service Task Force during Mayor Holzwarth's administration. Professional: Hold an associate real estate broker's license with T. Peter Brizee Realtors (office in village). Also work with not-for- profit organizations providing planning and program development services. Have been doing both for the past 30 years. On a volunteer basis, am presently devoting my time to Historic Pittsford (as President); Rochester Child-First Network (Development Committee); Pittsford Garden Club; and Town of Pittsford Task Force on the Spiegel Center. Have always valued community service and open public dialogue. I am honored to now serve our village community as trustee; have high hopes for elevating the public discourse; and intend to support initiatives that advance the Village of Pittsford as a desirable place to live, work and visit. Want to hear from residents and business owners... Please feel free to contact me at the Village Hall and/or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. Galusha, a graduate of St. John Fisher College, has been a village resident and active member of the community for over 30 years. He has been in the field of finance and banking since graduation from college when he joined Marine Midland Bank. Subsequent employment experience includes work with the Bank of America at their corporate headquarters in North Carolina, and for two national accounting firms. He has also worked with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation/Resolution Trust Corporation during the national savings and loan crisis and during the recent national financial/banking crisis.
Mr. Galusha has served on the Board of Directors of Monroe Community Hospital and Rochester Area Hospitals Corporation. He has been past president of a local chamber of commerce. He has also served as Chairman of the Town of Pittsford's Parks and Recreation Board as well as Chairman of the Town of Pittsford's Zoning Board. He has been a Little League coach, and has served on the parish council of his church. Mr. Galusha continues to be involved in other community activities.
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