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.
Anna Marie Barclay, Mayor
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."
Vickie Almquist, Trustee
Kevin Donovan, Trustee and Deputy Mayor
Kevin Donovan has served as a member of the Village Planning Board for seven years and functioned as chairperson for three years. He served as a Village Trustee completing the remaining year of a vacated term. He is currently a member of the Comprehensive Planning Committee, a member of the Village Tree Board and the Village Parks Committee and also represents the Village at the Black Creek Watershed Coalition. Kevin Donovan is employed at Eastman Kodak. He and his wife Cheryl have made their home in Bergen since 1992 and have two children Sarah, a political science and history major at Lycoming College, and Sean, a current student at Byron-Bergen High School.
Robert Fedele, Trustee
Robert Fedele was appointed to the Board of Trustees by Mayor Barclay to fill the term vacated by Scott Morgante. Mr. Fedele was born in Rochester and attended Immaculate Conception and Holy Redeemer schools before graduating high school from Edison Tech. After school, in August 1960, he enlisted in the Air Force where he was on active duty for four years and inactive duty for two in the 29th Ground Electronics Engineering Installation Division, he was Honorably Discharged. He married Judith Volkmuth on November 2nd 1968 and had three children Paul, Carl, and Theresa, all of which still reside in Bergen. Mr. Fedele and family moved to Bergen in October of 1986 and built a house where they still live at 51 Munger Street. He worked for Kodak, Ashwood TV Repair, as well as Sears Roebuck Service Center before retiring December 31st 1999. He is enjoying retirement, keeping himself busy collecting, restoring, and repairing antique pocket watches.
Emily VanEenwyk, Trustee
Emily VanEenwyk is a life-long resident of the Village of Bergen. She is enjoying her 4th year of teaching grades K-2 at Cornerstone Christian Academy in Brockport and is looking forward to her 8th summer with the Byron Summer Recreation Program. Emily graduated from Houghton College in 2010 where she was active on the Campus Activity Planning Board and co-captain on the field hockey team. In 2012 she received her masters from American College of Education. Emily recently bought a home on Leroy Street and is excited with this opportunity of serving our beautiful community