Phyllis P. Wickerham has significant experience dealing with governmental, management and budget issues. She served on the Rush-Henrietta School Board from 2007 through 2016. In that role she provided Board oversight on initiatives such as the District Technology Plan, District Wide Reconfiguration, Major Construction Projects as well as 9 years of Budget Development.
Phyllis currently serves as the Community Affairs Assistant for the Office of State Senator Patrick Gallivan where she addresses community concerns and represents the Senator at community meetings and functions. She also has served as the Treasurer of The Family Advocates of Heritage Christian Service, Coordinator of the Rochester Chapter of Guiding Stars, an ice skating program for people with developmental disabilities and is a current member of the Rush Historical Society and Rush Recreation and Park Association.
Phyllis and her husband Tom and sons Scott and Tyler have lived in the area 32 years and in Rush for the past 6 years. Phyllis can be reached at 585-986-3095 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ryan has a Bachelor’s Degree from Utica College of Syracuse University where he majored in Economic Crime Investigation. He has lived with his wife Trina and son Zachary on Boulder Creek Drive in Rush for the past nine years. Trina is a Principle with Insero & Co. CPA’s LLP and Zachary is a recent graduate of McQuaid Jesuit High School and LeMoyne College. Ryan is a Supervising Motor Vehicle Investigator with the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, Division of Field Investigation.
His responsibilities include overseeing investigations and investigative staff within the region, fielding complaints and assigning them for investigation, monitoring major activities within the region, setting program and productivity goals, and ensuring work of the team meets appropriate standards. His investigations include crimes associated with fraud, identity theft, vehicle titles, registration, fraudulent drivers’ licenses and related matters. Ryan is responsible for developing liaisons with outside law enforcement agencies on local, state and federal levels as well as working closely and maintaining relationships with County Clerks and private sector entities within the Upstate zone.
Ryan’s experience also includes being a negotiator on behalf of victims of crimes as well preparing hundreds of criminal cases for prosecution with favorable outcomes.
His detail-oriented background and procedural understanding will enable Ryan to appropriately weigh all the facts of Town issues and be an effective voice on the Rush Town Board.
Ryan has been involved in the Rush community through membership and participation at St. Joseph’s Church, Rush Henrietta Athletic Association, and Wildwood Country Club. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Don is a retired High School Teacher and currently the owner of a construction business. Don moved to Rush in 1985 after serving in the United States Air Force and has been active in the community since that time. Don is a past member Rush Fire Department and was active leader in the Boy Scouts including serving as a Merit Badge Counselor, Assistant Scoutmaster and Eagle Advisor. After serving several years in the Rush Fire Department he served seven years as the Town Fire Marshal and Deputy Building Inspector.
Don was later elected to the Town Board and served 12 years in that role. He was appointed Town Justice in January 2016 and elected to that role in November 2016. Don and his wife Cheryl have two adult sons.