I'd like to introduce you to Leslie Zink, the newest member of the Clarkson Town Board, who was appointed on January 15, 2019 to fill a vacancy.
A twenty-five year resident of Clarkson, Zink first got involved with local government by serving for a decade as a trustee on the Seymour Library Board (representing Clarkson).
"I love the library and am a very strong proponent of the library," Zink said. "I'm there all the time!"
She has also served on Clarkson's zoning board, planning board and currently serves on the town's solar and bicentennial committees. She's particularly excited to get families involved in celebrating Clarkson's bicentennial year (2019).
"I love the community and rural feeling of the town," said Zink, who lives in Clarkson with her husband Bob, a lieutenant with the Rochester Fire Department. They have two adult children who are graduates of Brockport High School.
Zink, who is a graduate of Syracuse University (BS) and the Rochester Institute of Technology (MBA), is the senior manager of pricing and tariffs for Frontier Telephone, where she has worked for 29 years. Her hobbies include reading, scrap booking, bike riding and kayaking. She is a former volunteer leader for 4H, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts and has served as an election inspector.
She is excited to meet her constituents and welcomes anyone with questions, concerns or ideas to email her at Leslie.email@example.com
Zink's appointment to the town board has created a vacancy on the town's planning board (where she was currently serving). Any town of Clarkson resident interested in applying is asked to send or email a letter of intent to the town clerk by Feb. 8, 2019. That email is firstname.lastname@example.org
The town board vacancy Zink was appointed to fill was created when town board member Christa Filipowicz was appointed supervisor by the board (following the resignation of supervisor Jerry Underwood) also on January 15, 2019.