Boards | Committees

The City of Johnstown welcomes citizen participation through the establishment of various boards and committees. This system is one of the most effective ways for citizens to influence city policies and activities. Most boards consist of volunteered members who must receive Mayoral appointment,  with Council Approval. If you are interested in serving, please contact the City Clerks office.

Board of Assessment Review

The Board of Assessment Review shall be constituted as provided for in the Real Property Tax Law and shall possess all the powers and perform all the duties as conferred by the Real Property Tax Law. This board consists of five (5) members, each with a five (5) year term.

Members Term Expiration
Robert Subik 9/30/2021
Greg Truckenmiller 9/30/2017
Cathy Levee 9/30/2018
Michael Kirkpatrick 9/30/2020
 Leslie Buggeln Bosworth  9/30/2019
Liaison to Assessor: N/A  

Board of Health

The Board of Health as provided by Section 301 of the Public Health Law, consists of the Mayor, who is its president, and six (6) other members, one whom shall be a competent physician. All members are appointed by the Mayor with Council Approval and serve a three (3) year term.

Members Term Expiration
-one vacancy-
TBD, President
Steven S. Russo 12/31/2019
Barbara Putman 12/31/2019
Victoria Nellis 12/31/2017
Catherine Julius 12/31/2018

Planning Board

Among the Planning Boards many powers and duties, its chief objection is to prepare or administer a plan for the growth and development of the city. It is made up of two (2) members who are officials of the city and five (5) who do not hold any municipal office. All members are appointed by the Mayor with Council approval and serve a three (3) year term, except the two officials whose term ends with that of the appointing mayor. Should a matter be required to appear before the Planning Board, a meeting will convene on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 4:00 pm in the Council Chambers in City Hall.

Should you wish to view the Minutes or Agendas for the Planning Board please visit: Planning Board

Members Term Expiration
– no vacancies –
Peter Smith, President 3/31/2020
Terri Easterly 3/31/2019
Elizabeth Camarra 3/31/2019
Fred Franko 3/31/2018
George Nicholas 3/31/2020
Chris Vose (City Engineer) 12/31/2017
Michael J. Poulin (City Attorney) 12/31/2017
Liaison to the Planning Board:  Kathi Iannotti

Plumbing Board

The Examining Board of Plumbers investigates and examines the qualifications and fitness of each applicant for a license to engage in the trade, business or calling of plumbing for the City of Johnstown. All members are appointed by the Mayor with Council approval and serve a three (3) year term.

Members Term Expiration
-No Vacancies-
Bruce Heberer 12/31/2015
Chad Kortz 12/31/2015
Glenn Valachovic 12/31/2015
David Hoover 12/31/2015
Richard Palsgraf 12/31/2015

Zoning Board of Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals is charged with carrying out the requirements delegated to it by the City of Johnstown’s Zoning Ordinance , including but not limited to: interpreting the provisions of the Zoning Ordinance, reviewing actions of the Code Enforcement Official, and the granting or denial of Special Permits or variances. Should a matter be required to appear before the Zoning Board of Appeals, a meeting will convene on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 3:45 pm. in the Council Chambers in City Hall.

Should you wish to view the Minutes or Agendas for the Planning Board please visit:  Zoning Board of Appeals

Members Term Expiration
-No Vacancies-
Fred Franko 3/31/2019
Christine Krempa 3/31/2020
Peter Raneri 3/31/2018
Helen James 3/31/2020
David Carr 3/31/2019
Liaison to the Zoning Board of Appeals:  

Joint Sewer Board

The sewer board consists of six (6) members; three (3) representatives from the City of Johnstown and three (3) representatives from the City of Gloversville. These members are appointed by the Mayor with Council approval and serve a three (3) year term. For more information about the Joint Sewer Board, contact the Gloversville-Johnstown Wastewater Treatment Facility.

Members (Johnstown) Term Expiration
-No Vacancies-
Christopher J. Vose 12/31/2017
John Rizzo 12/31/2017
Michael Viscosi 12/31/2017
Liaison to the Joint Sewer Board:  Helen Martin

Fulton Railroad Property Board

Members Term Expiration
-No Vacancies-
Bradley Hayner N/A
Michael C. Gifford N/A
 Marvin Meher, Jr. N/A

Water Board

The Water Department holds monthly meetings at 27 E. Main Street, the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Please click on the following link to view meeting details of the Water Board.

Members Term Expiration
-one vacancy-
George DiMarco 12/31/2020
Scott Jeffers 12/31/2018
Jason Hammer 12/31/2017
John Swierzowski 12/31/2017
Liaison to the Zoning Board of Appeals:  Tim Cellary

 Library Board

Members of the Library Board are recommended by the Library Director and then approved by the Common Council. Each member serves a three (3) year term. For more information about the Public Library and its Board, visit the City Of Johnstown Public Library.

MembersTerm Expiration
Susan Palmer Johnson6-30-2018
Beth Connelie6-30-2018
Shannon Kline6-30-2018
Thomas Roehl6-30-2018
Amy Praught6-30-2018
J. Christopher Foss6-30-2019
John S. VanArnam6-30-2019
Joseph Polidore6-30-2019
Joyce Kirkpatrick6-30-2019
Elizabeth Camarra6-30-2020
M. Joy Little6-30-2020
Elizabeth Russo6-30-2020
Shelley Yerdon6-30-2020

Senior Center Board of Directors & Board

Members of the Senior Center Boards are appointed by the Director of the Senior Center. For more information about the Senior Center and its Board, please visit Shirley J. Luck Senior Citizens Center.

Board of Directors

  • Maguerite DeMagistris, President
  • Helen Abel, Vice President
  • Cathy VanAlstyne, Secretary
  • Russ Barter, Auditor
Members
Shirley Taylor Betty Burchell Marguerite DeMagistris
Charles Farrar Russ Barter Cathy VanAlstyne
John Frederick Lou Pioli Atty. Spring
 
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