The Village Board is our primary legislative body, consisting of the Mayor and four trustees. Trustees are elected in the March general elections and serve a term of four years.
The Village Board selects a Village Administrator, Deputy Clerks, Deputy Treasurer, Code Enforcement Officer, Fire Marshall, Zone Enforcement Officer, Planning and Zoning Board Members as well as the Village's Accountant, Lawyer, and Engineer. These appointments are made during the annual organizational meeting, which is the first meeting in April.
Village citizens can serve on a number of boards that make decisions affecting our community. E-mail the Village Board and tell them about your interests and experience. Board members are appointed by the Mayor with approval of the Trustees.
Ralph Marsocci, Mayor
Mayor Marsocci was born in Naples, Italy and emigrated to America in 1965 at the age of nine with his family. He became a citizen in 1972. After graduating in 1972 from Edison Technical and Industrial High School in Rochester, NY he worked for Eastman Kodak as a construction electrician until 1978. He moved to the Bergen area in 1975 with his wife Rosie, they have three children and four grandchildren.
In 1978 they opened Ralph & Rosie's Deli and Pizzeria which has become a local landmark. Ralph spent 12 years on the Town of Bergen Council, has been involved with many local organizations including Hesperus Masonic Lodge, Bergen Business and Civic Association, and the Gillam-Grant Community Center. Mayor Marsocci has always made himself and business available to help local organizations with fund raisers.
Paul E. Cooper, Trustee and Deputy Mayor
Paul Cooper is a lifelong resident of the Village of Bergen and a graduate of Byron-Bergen Central Schools. Starting early, Paul joined the Planning and Zoning Boards as secretary at age 25. He later became Chairman of the Zoning Board and an Alternate for the Planning Board before becoming a member of the Village Board of Trustees at the age of 27.
Paul has worked for K2 Plastics since 2004. He is a lifetime member of the Bergen Rod and Gun Club and enjoys hunting and target shooting. He lives on Hunter Street with his wife Carrie and sons Matthew and Ryan. Paul is proud to work, live and raise a family in the place in which he grew up and now serves.
Virginia (Ginny) B. Adams, Trustee
Ginny Adams has lived in the Village of Bergen since 1972 with her husband Edward and two daughters Kathleen and Heather. She has served as a trustee for 16 years, 1981 to 1987 and again from 2001 until the present. She also worked for the Village in the 1990s as secretary to the planning and zoning boards. Ginny is an active member of the Bergen United Methodist Church where she has served on several committees. She has been president of the Byron-Bergen Public Library Board and was a College Trustee for nine years at Genesee Community College.
Anna Marie Barclay, Trustee
Anna Marie Barclay is serving her fourth term on the village board, and served 12 years as Deputy Mayor. She has served as Chairman of the Tulley Building Commitee, Community Action Day Coordinatior, Project Director of the Tulley Roof Project and Archive Storage Room through the LGRMIF Grant, established the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony for the Village, serves as Chairperson of the Village Tree Board, served as President of the Triangle Club, Boy Scout Committee Co-Chair, St. Brigid Core Group Chairperson, and has been involved in many community activities
Anna Marie and her husband David have resided in the village since 1977; their sons graduated from Byron-Bergen and are working in the fields of medicine (Derek) and engineering (Alec).
Now retired from a 33 year teaching career, Anna Marie helps out with the family business and is very active in her position on the board. As a member of the board, she has always worked "to maintain and enhance the quality of life in our family-oriented community, to appreciate and protect the village we have inherited, to preserve our natural environment, and to encourage smart growth."
Scott Morgante, Trustee