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Meet the Town Board

Town Supervisor Frank Schmitter

Frank and his wife, Maria, have resided in Seneca Falls for over 36 years.  They have been married for more than 42 years and have three children, Gregory, Lisa and Laura, and eight grandchildren.  

He is a retired NY State Trooper with 24 years of service and recently retired from the Seneca County District Attorney’s Office after 11 years.  He also was a caterer for 40 years.   

Frank has coached and refereed youth sports for over 30 years, has volunteered as a handyman for the Family Hope Center with offices in Ovid and Geneva, and served as Coordinator for the Seneca County Leg of the Special Olympic torch run. 

Frank’s objectives include being open and transparent to the residents of Seneca Falls and to continue making Seneca Falls a great place to live and raise a family. Frank says it is an honor and a privilege to serve all the people that make Seneca Falls the best it can be. 

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Councilmember Dawn Dyson

Dawn Dyson was elected to the Town Board in November of 2019.  

Dawn resides in Seneca Falls where she and her husband raised their family. Dawn’s career has spanned more than 30 years in the medical field and is currently employed at Northeast College of Health and Science located in Seneca Falls. 

Her community pride is served volunteering for the Seneca Falls Little League, assisting with various programming efforts sponsored by the Seneca Falls Community Center, and she previously taught religion education at the former St. Patrick’s Catholic School. 

Dawn is currently a member of the Assessment, Water & Sewer, SMI, Court and Recreation Committees. 

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Councilmember Kaitlyn Laskoski

Kaitlyn Laskoski was elected to her first term on the Town Board in November 2021.

Kaitlyn holds a Master’s degree from St. John Fisher College, and Licensed through New York to practice Mental Health Counseling. She has worked at Seneca County Sheriff’s Department since 2012, where she also serves as a certified instructor through Division of Criminal Justice Services in Suicide Prevention, Crisis Intervention, and Fundamental Crisis Intervention Skills for Law Enforcement Professionals.

Since 2017, Kaitlyn has served as Chairwoman to the Seneca County Criminal Justice Advisory Board in addition to serving on the county’s community services board for Office of Persons with Developmental Disabilities. In addition to these positions, she has also served on the Board of Safe Harbors of The Finger Lakes since 2014, and became chair in 2017 and most recently ended her term since becoming elected to serve as Councilwoman for the Town of Seneca Falls.

Kaitlyn strongly believes in giving back to the community. Since moving to Seneca County in 2012, she has contributed to a number of fundraising events such as Safe Harbors Gala Events to help establish a Domestic Violence Shelter for Victims in Seneca County.  Other events include Seneca County Corrections Division Annual Christmas Gift Drive, as well assisting in raising funds for other annual events such as Shoot Out for Soldiers and Snow Bowl.  In addition to these annual events, Kaitlyn participates in numerous other community fund raiser support project events to help her local community.

Kaitlyn currently serves as a Town Board Liaison to the Seneca Falls Development Corporation, and as a member of the Contract Review, Zoning, Public Safety, Town Court and Zoning Committee.

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Councilmember Jackson Puylara

Jackson Puylara was elected to the board in November 2023.  

He is a lifelong resident of town who graduated from Mynderse Academy in 2018. From there, Jackson went on to attend Ithaca College where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing, and a minor in business analytics. After graduating, Jackson moved back to Seneca Falls where he could start his career at Waterloo Container on their customer service and sales team. He is honored and excited to take on this new venture as a councilman for the town he loves. 

Jackson resides in downtown Seneca Falls with his long-time girlfriend Olivia, and their two cats. He is currently serving on committees for Assessment, Waste Management, the Town Website, and Liaison to the Visitor’s Center.

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Frank Sinicropi

Frank Sinicropi was elected to his first term on the Town Board in November 2021.

After graduating from SUNY Oswego with a major in Economics and a minor in Business Administration, Frank returned to Seneca Falls to begin his career serving Seneca County and raised two grown children and one grandson.

Frank has worked in public service for more than 40 years in Seneca County with 38 years of personnel, Civil Service and negotiation experience. He served four years as the Seneca County Treasurer before being elected to the Town Board.

Frank has been a member of the Red Jacket/Seneca Falls Fire Department for over 46 years and currently serves as the secretary to and is a member of the SMS. Frank has previously served on the Town Zoning Board and Town Board of Assessment Review.

Frank currently serves on the committees for Highway/Public Works, Personnel, Budget Analysis & Finance, Recreation, Contract Review, Waste Management and is Town Board Liaison to the Visitor’s Center.

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