Supervisor Willard (Bill) Peck is currently serving his seventh two year term as our Supervisor. He is a sixth generation dairy farmer at Welcome Stock Farm located on West River Road in Bacon Hill. He is also a licensed non-practicing attorney. A graduate of Cornell University and Albany Law School, Bill manages the family farm with his brother Neil and father William. Bill’s past work experience includes Associate Attorney with Young, Sommer, an environmental litigation law firm, General Electric in the Environment, Health and Safety legal department, Legislative Assistant for former Senator James Jeffords of Vermont in Washington D.C. and for the Saratoga County Court as an intern for the Honorable Jerry Scarano. As the town’s representative on the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors, Bill has sat or chaired many of the County Committees and was formerly Chairman of the Board in 2010. Bill continues to serve the County in many other appointed positions as well. He and his wife Amy have four boys Hansen, Hudson, Hayden and Henry and enjoy spending time with their family and participating in numerous youth sports.
Councilman Paul Bolesh serves on the Municipal Center and Parks Committee, Environmental Committee and the Youth Committee. When asked why he continues to work for the betterment of our town, Paul replied “It is my home. Over the years, I have developed a civic awareness of ownership; one should always give back to their community just as my parents did when they donated the land that St. Therese’s Chapel is built on. Paul is a teacher at Ballard Road Elementary School. Children are our future and they need to be respected and guided by family, schools and community. Paul has a small, gentleman type farm and he enjoys caring for his animals.
Councilman George Hodgson is the senior member of the Town Board having been elected to the Board in 1989. He served on various planning/zoning committees that worked to enhance the direction of our town’s property uses. He was the principal author of the Town’s current zoning ordinance and served as Town Board’s liaison to the Town’s comprehensive planning committee. When asked why he continues to work for the betterment of our town, George replied, “I enjoy serving the public and being involved with preserving Northumberland’s open space. We have a wonderful rural quality of life in our town and one that I hope will remain this way for many years to come.” George worked for 36 years as the Director of the Saratoga County’s Environmental Services Department and the Saratoga County Environmental Management Council before retiring in 2010 and has extensive professional experience in environmental and municipal planning. George was instrumental in securing and coordinating several state and federal grants which enabled the construction of Hudson Crossing Park, the Knox Trail Pocket Park, and the Saratoga Falls Pocket Park located along Northumberland’s beautiful Hudson River waterfront.
Councilwoman Patricia Bryant is currently serving her third four year term on our Town Board. Pat has lived in Northumberland almost 50 years. However, her ancestral roots in Town go back much further. She has served residents in numerous capacities, with prior Town service consisting of almost 20 years on the Town’s Planning Board. Pat is retired from Glens Falls National Bank and believes her 42 years of banking experience compliments the Board’s focus on fiscal responsibility and conservatism. When asked why she continues to work for the betterment of our town, Pat replied “I love this town. The residents are wonderful, caring neighbors and we live at the crossroads of rural and suburban life, thereby allowing us to experience the best of both worlds. I believe it’s important to maintain the excellent quality of life we enjoy in Northumberland.”