Supervisor Willard (Bill) Peck is currently serving his third 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 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 Environmental, Health and Safety legal department, Saratoga County Court as an intern for the Honorable Jerry Scarano and as a Legislative Assistant for Senator James Jeffords of Vermont in Washington, DC. As the town’s representative on the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors, Bill sits on the Law and Finance, Personnel and Economic Development Committees. Bill continues to serve the County in appointed positions on the Saratoga County Empire Zone Administrative Board and Saratoga County’s Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board. He, his wife Amy and new son Hansen spend their free time golfing, biking and running (we understand Hansen is already sprinting).
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 Daniel Gale is serving his second four year term as Town Coucilman. He is our Deputy Supervisor and serves on the Youth Commission, Town Buildings and Parks Committee and Highway Committee. When asked why he enjoys being a member of our town board, Dan replied, “Northumberland is the most beautiful township in Saratoga County. The natural resources and views we have are breathtaking. We all must work closely toward protecting these assets. I look forward to being a part of that effort. Also, our residents are great people. Individuals I have met are passionate about our town.” Dan is a Financial Adviosr with Smith Barney in Saratoga Springs. He enjoys spending time with his wife Diane, daughter Kaleigh and daughter Myranda.
Councilman George Hodgson is the senior member of the Town Board having been elected to the Board in 1989. He serves on various planning/zoning committees that work to enhance the direction of our town’s property uses. 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 works as the Director of the Saratoga County Environmental Services Department and the Saratoga County Environmental Management Council and was the Environmental Coordinator for Saratoga County. George has over 30 years experience in environmental and municipal planning.
Councilman Patricia Bryant is the newest member on our Town Board. Pat has lived in Northumberland over 30 years and has served residents in numerous capacities, the last as Planning Board Chairwoman. We look forward having Pat aboard, as her banking background and enthusiasm will bring a solid prospective to town budget issues and financial matters. Pat is employed by Glens Falls National Bank.