Town of Binghamton Officials

Boards & Committees

All Boards are located at:

279 Park Avenue
Binghamton, NY 13903

Planning Board

The Planning Board is comprised of five residents from the Town of Binghamton.  The Planning Board is responsible for subdivision approvals, conducting site plan reviews, and other development within the Town.  The Planning Board functions under Town Law, Code of the Town of Binghamton, and the Comprehensive Development Plan, Town of Binghamton.

Meetings: Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday in January, April, July, and October and on call of the Chairman with published notice.  Meetings are held at the Town Hall at 6:30 p.m.

  • Christopher StrenoChairman – 772-0357 x 50
  • Debbi MageeSecretary
  • Kathy KiekelMember
  • Ray MastinMember
  • William McGowanMember
  • David WestMember

Meetings: Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall


Youth Commission

  • Christopher Streno Director of Youth Activities
  • Dave BirtchYouth Commission Member
  • Steven HughesYouth Commission Member
  • Nicole Kariam – Youth Commission Member
  • Fred Lawrence – Youth Commission Member

Zoning Board Of Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is a five member, quasi-judicial board whose members are appointed by the Town Board. All ZBA members are Town of Binghamton residents.

Overview: The ZBA can grant relief from specific requirements in the zoning ordinance when there is a “unique circumstance” relative to the property involved.

There are several legal criteria that the ZBA must consider under New York State Law, and it is the responsibility of the applicant to address and offer proof that each of those criteria has been met for the ZBA to be able to grant a variance. The ZBA also has the ability to place specific conditions on a granted variance.

To appear before the ZBA, an applicant must first have attempted to obtain a building permit and had the application denied based upon non-compliance with part or all of the Town Zoning Ordinance. Then, an application may be made to appear before the ZBA, with said application being made and processed through the Town Building Inspector.

Some applicants choose to be represented by an attorney, while others do not. Though legal representation is not a requirement to appear before the ZBA, applicants should be aware, as stated above, that it is their responsibility to address all of the legal criteria necessary under New York State Law at their hearing to obtain a zoning variance for their property

Meetings: Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday in January, April, July, and October and on call of the Chairman with published notice.  Meetings are held at the Town Hall at 6:30 p.m.

  • Gerardo Tagliaferri Chairman
  • Darla KlinkoSecretary & Processor
  • Tom Bensley – Member
  • Mark BordeauMember
  • Tim CooperMember
  • Sara ReiflerMember
  • Theresa Taro Member

Elected Officials

Town Board Members

The Town of Binghamton Town Board consists of five Town residents (one Supervisor and four Board members) who are each elected to serve a four-year term. These dedicated officials serve the Town by dealing with an array of issues ranging from day-to-day operations to capital improvement projects. Serving as a Board member can be challenging and time consuming, yet it can also be very rewarding as the Board works together as a team to keep the Town of Binghamton “A Great Place to Live.”

Work Sessions: First Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at Town Hall

Meetings: Third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Town Hall


  • Elizabeth RoundsTown Supervisor – 772-0357 ext. 11
  • Mike BensleyCouncilperson – 772-0357 ext. 56
  • Mark LeightonCouncilperson – 772-0357 ext. 55
  • Dean Nye Councilperson – 772-0357 ext. 54
  • Victoria XlanderCouncilperson – 772-0357 ext. 57

Local Elected Officials

  • Vickie ConklinTown Clerk – 772-0357 ext. 26
  • Mike DonahueTown Highway Supt. – 669-4323
  • Lawrence Brinker – Town Justice – 772-0357 ext. 19

Town Historian (appointed)

  • Vickie Conklin – Email:
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