The Village Board

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.


Joseph Chimino, Mayor

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Joe "Biff" Chimino has been a village resident for the past 48 years. He retired in 2018 having completing 28 years of service to the Village of Bergen. Joe started as a Meter Reader and worked his way up to the position of Department of Public Works Supervisor. Joe served as an alternate on the Zoning Board of Appeals for the Village, is a past president of the Municipal Electric Utility Association (MEUA) representing 40 municipal electric systems statewide and is a member of various organizations within the Town and Village.

Joe and his wife Maria have been blessed with four children and seven grandchildren who keep them busy in a good way. In his spare time he enjoys running, which he competes on a National level, Bow Hunting, landscaping and sharing good times with family and friends.

Michael Fleming

Michael Fleming, Trustee and Deputy Mayor

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Mike Fleming was born and raised in the Village of Bergen. Mike graduated from Byron-Bergen in 1988 and went on to SUNY Brockport, graduating in 1992. Mike has been employed by Genesee County for over 25 years working at both the Genesee County Department of Social Services and Mental Health. Mike and his wife Mariann, raised their children in Bergen enjoy the friendly, close to everything Village life.




Robert Capurso, Trustee

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Robert Capurso biography coming soon








Todd Cargill, Trustee

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Todd Cargill moved to the town in 2007 and then into the village in 2016, he has served on the Zoning Board of Appeals, Planning Board, Park Committee, Tree Board and with the local scouting program. Being an active participant in the community has always been important to Todd. He has had the opportunity to live in several different communities through out his life but Bergen has felt like "home" and he often tells people how wonderful our village is.

Public service has been a way of life for Todd as his working career has spanned 35 years of municipal employment where he did everything from snow and ice removal to paving, park maintenance and tree work just to name a few things. In his spare time he enjoys gardening, hunting, fishing, hiking, letting his energetic husky walk him around the village and exploring all the great places the state has to offer.



Bernadette Thompson, Trustee

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Bernadette Thompson biography coming soon