Elected Officials

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TOWN OFFICIALS
 

Claran Hanna
Ciaran Hanna, Town Supervisor

Ciaran was a Perinton Town Board member from 2014 until being appointed Town Supervisor in November of 2018. Hanna was a member of the Monroe County Legislature from 2006-2013 and served in a variety of leadership roles in the county legislature, including as Chairman of the Public Safety Committee (2009-2013) and Chairman of the Human Services Committee (2006-2009). He was president and founder of True North Packaging, Inc. in Webster since from 2012-2018. Previously he was Director of Operations at H.P. Neun in Fairport (1994-2012) and Sales Manager of Schaefer Ross Fairchild in Webster (1985-1994). Hanna has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Allegheny College in Pennsylvania. He graduated from Bishop Kearney High School. Hanna and his wife Carolyn have four children – Michael, Kevin, Justin, and Brian.

 

   
Residence/Family:
126 Bent Oak Trail, Perinton. Married to Carolyn Hanna, Sons: Michael, Kevin, Justin and Brian.
 
 
Education:
Bishop Kearney High School, Allegheny College, B.S.
 
 
Community Involvement/
Memberships:
Part-Owner & President, True North Packaging
Community Involvement/Memberships:
Coach - Fairport Little League and Babe Ruth Baseball
Crescent Trail Association
Monroe County EMS Board
Knights of Columbus Council #11749
Perinton Historical Society
 
 

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Joseph LaFay
Joseph H. LaFay, Town Council

Joe has served on the Town Council since 2004, currently serving as Deputy Supervisor. A life-long resident of Perinton, Joe brings a unique perspective to the Town Council. He has lived through much of the growth of Perinton and appreciates the careful oversight and planning exercised by the town during that process. His legal training gives him a reasoned, careful approach to government that fits well with Perinton’s history.
   
Residence/Family:
30 Brentwood Lane, Perinton
Married to Jayne LaFay
Children: Graceann and Robert
 
 
Education:
Fairport High School
St. Bonaventure University, B.A.
Ohio Northern University, Juris Doctor
 
 
Community Involvement/
Memberships:
Director, Perinton Chamber of Commerce
Monroe County and New York State Bar Associations
Perinton Republican Committee
Crescent Trail Association
Perinton Historical Society
 
 

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Peg Havens
Peg S. Havens, Town Council

Peg's business background, over twenty years of corporate marketing positions with Frontier Communications and Time Warner Cable, along with her management skills, ideally qualify her to serve as an effective member of Perinton's Town Council. A 25-year town resident and a past member of the Town's Board of Appeals, Peg is active in a number of community organizations including serving as a Foodlink board member since 1995.
   
Residence/Family:
70 Chardonnay Drive, Perinton
Married to Fred Havens
Adult children: Lesley and Brett
 
 
Education:
Penn Yan Academy, Gettysburg College, B.A., University of Rochester Simon School, M.B.A.
 
 
Community Involvement/
Memberships:
Foodlink Foundation Board member & Vice Chair
Crescent Trail Association
Perinton Historical Society
Member, St. John of Rochester Church
Former Member, Perinton Zoning Board of Appeals
Perinton Republican Committee
2000 Athena Award Nominee
 
 

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Stephen Van Vreede
Stephen Van Vreede, Town Council

As a small business owner with corporate management experience for a Fortune 100 company, Stephen has brought a wealth of financial, operational, and administrative knowledge to the Town Council. He previously served on the Perinton Recreation & Parks Advisory Board, where he helped to shape and expand the strategic vision of the recreation programs and park amenities throughout the Town of Perinton.
   
Residence/Family:
5 Sylvan Glen, Perinton
Married to Sheree Van Vreede
Daughter: Olivia
 
 
Education:
University of Maryland, B.S.
Villanova University, M.B.A.
 
 
Employment:
Owner, Executive Resume Writer & Career Coach ITtechExec.com
 
 
Community Involvement/
Memberships:
Crescent Trail Association
Board Member, Career Thought Leaders
Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches
Fairport Community Baptist Church
Perinton Republican Committee
 
 

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Jennifer West
Jennifer A. West, Town Clerk

Jen has served as our Town Clerk since January of 2009. Jen has brought over twenty five years of corporate management background with Eastman Kodak to her position as our Town Clerk. She has been elected by her peers as the President of the Monroe County Town Clerk and Tax Receivers’ Association. Jen is a native western New Yorker and graduate of Bowling Green State University with a BS in Business Administration. A twenty-nine year resident of Perinton, Jen is active in a number of community organizations.
   
Residence/Family:
2 Caywood Lane, Perinton
Married to Craig West
Daughter: Alex
 
 
Education:
Kenmore East High School
Bowling Green State University, BS in Business Administration
 
 
Community Involvement/
Memberships:
President, Monroe County Town Clerk and Tax Receiver’s Association
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Co-Chair, Town of Perinton Making Strides for Breast Cancer Walk
Friends of Fairport Public Library
Perinton Historical Society
Perinton Republican Committee
Crescent Trail Association
 
 

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Thomas Klonick
Thomas A. Klonick, Esq. Town Justice

Serving as a Perinton Town Justice since 1995, Judge Klonick has earned the respect of attorneys and the community for his fair and knowledgeable application of the law and for the interest that he takes in each case that comes before him. His integrity and ability have been recognized by the Chief Judge of the State of New York who appointed him to the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct, and by his colleagues on the Commission who have elected him Chairman of the Commission.
   
Education:
Brighton High School
Lehigh University, B.S.
Detroit College of Law, Juris Doctor
 
 
Employment:
Sole practitioner in law, Perinton
 
 
Community Involvement/
Memberships:
Chair, NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct
Acting Rochester City Court Judge
New York State Magistrates’ Association
New York State and Monroe County Bar Associations
Former Asst. Scoutmaster, Troop 19, BSA
Elder, First Presbyterian Church
Burroughs Audubon Nature Club 
 
 

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Michael Arnold
Michael H. Arnold, Esq. Town Justice

As a practicing attorney for over 20 years, and as a Perinton Town Justice since 2000, Mike Arnold has been recognized for his patience, common sense, and knowledge of the law. Through his experience as an attorney in the Family Court system, Mike brings a unique sensitivity and concern regarding the needs of the young people and families appearing before the Perinton Town Court.
   
Education:
Pittsford-Mendon High School
SUNY Buffalo School of Management, B.S.
SUNY Buffalo School of Law, Juris Doctor
 
 
Employment:
Barclay Damon, LLP – Of Counsel   2015 - present
Place and Arnold - Partner  1989 - 2015
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee from 1996 - present
 
 
Community Involvement/
Memberships:
Recipient of the William E. McKnight Award for Volunteer Legal Services
Vice-President, Fairport-Perinton Merchants Association, 2001-02
Co-Chair - Fairport Canal Days, 2001 and 2002
N.Y.S Magistrates Association
Monroe County Magistrates Association
Monroe County Bar Association
Frequent Lecturer - Continuing Legal Education Programs
 
 

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