Rush Town Board

Cathleen Frank - Supervisor


Cathy and her husband Mark Bankes have resided in Rush for 28 years.  Their son Ian is a Junior at McQuaid.  Cathy has over 30 years of technical project management and process improvement experience at local companies including Xerox, Kodak, and Harris.  She has a BA from Colgate University, an MBA from the Simon School at the University of Rochester, a certification in Strategic Nonprofit Leadership from Roberts Wesleyan College and a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.  She was appointed to the Rush Town Board in November 2012 and elected in 2013 and was appointed as Deputy Town Supervisor.  Cathy was appointed to the position of Town Supervisor in February of 2015 and elected in 2015. In addition, Cathy’s community involvement includes serving on the Rush Library Board of Trustees from 2004-2008, serving as President in 2006. She is currently the Committee Chairperson of Boy Scout Troop 350.

Cathy was re-elected as Town Supervisor in 2017

Cathy can be reached at 585-533-9058 or

Jillian Coffey - Town Board


Jillian was born in Rush and returned to purchase a home with her husband, Justin, four years ago. Jillian received a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in strategic management and marketing from the State University of Albany. For the past eight years she has worked for Windstream Communications as a Senior Account Manager where she is responsible for fostering and developing new business relationships between Windstream and the Upstate New York business community with a suite of IT services. Jillian served on the Zoning Board of Appeals and was appointed to the Town Board in January of 2015. She is currently the liaison to the Planning Board and Board of Fire Commissioners. In addition, Jillian’s community involvement includes participation in the Wilmont Cancer Center Planting Seeds of Hope, and as an ambassador and supporter for Untapped Shores.  

Jillian was elected to the Town Board in 2015.

Jillian can be reached at 585-303-8088 or

Gerald Kusse - Town Board


Gerry and his family have been residents of Rush for over 20 years. Of their six children, the two youngest will soon graduate from RIT. Gerry was employed at Kodak for 31 years in various supervisory and Human Resource positions. He was then employed as the Director of Human Resources for four years at a Kodak subsidiary company. After retiring, he spent three years managing and maintaining apartments in Rochester.  In 2000, Gerry was appointed to the position of Code Enforcement Officer/Building Inspector in the Town of Rush where he has enjoyed serving the community for almost 15 years. The greatest rewards in this position come from the opportunity to ensure the safety and well being of residents in their new build projects. In the earlier days, Gerry and his son were involved in both cub scouts and boy scouts at the Rush United Methodist Church, where Gerry has been a member for several years. 

Gerry was elected to the Rush Town Board in 2015.

Gerry can be reached at 585-533-1312 or

Rita McCarthy - Town Board


Rita is honored to serve her second term as a town board member for the Town of Rush. During her tenure, she has done her utmost to engage with residents and make decisions based on what is good for the town as a whole. Rita was liaison to the Renewable Energy Citizens Committee during their tenure and was a member of the steering committee for the very successful Rush Design Charrette Day, which occurred this past June. Rita is currently the liaison to the Rush Public Library Board of Trustees and sits on the Rush Bicentennial Committee.
Rita and her family have been residents of the town of Rush for nearly 14 years.  Rita received her Associates Degree from Monroe Community College and studied Biology at SUNY Oswego. She is currently working on a management degree at RIT. Rita is employed in the Dean’s Office of the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences. She and her husband Tim enjoy biking the Lehigh Valley Trail and volunteering in their church and community. 

Rita was re-elected in 2017.  

Rita can be reached at 585-533-1312 or​

Daniel Woolaver - Town Board


Dan is in his fourth year as a Town Councilman and he looks forward to serving for four more years. He has served as the liaison to the Zoning Board of Appeals as well as the Zoning Citizens Committee. Dan is a lifelong resident of Rush, growing up on Pleasant Drive where his mother still resides. He has a BS in Business Management from SUNY Geneseo.  Dan has worked as a remodeling contractor for the last 25 years, assisting many Rush residents with their projects. He was also a past Chairman of the St. Joseph’s Church Building and Grounds Committee. Dan lives on East Henrietta Road with his wife Susan, daughters Emily and Megan, and son Charlie.  

Dan was re-elected in 2015.

Dan can be reached at 585-533-1312 or

Elected Officials

Pamela Bucci - Town Clerk


 Pamela is mother of two children, Erica and Zachary with Jim.  Elected as town clerk in 2008.  She is a graduate from both the State University of New York at Alfred and St. John Fisher College.  Pam has worked for the town for 21 years, 11 of which have been as the Town Clerk and Tax Collector.  Pam has achieved the recognition of Registered Municipal Clerk and strives to keep the town’s technology current. She has also been the past President, , Vice, Secretary and current Treasurer of the Monroe County Town Clerk, Tax Receiver and Collectors Association (MCTCTRA). Pam enjoys coordinating the town flowerbeds, Monroe County in Bloom program and holiday decorations that add to the beauty of the Town of Rush. 

Pamela was re-elected as Town Clerk in 2015.

Pam can be reached at 585-533-1312 or

Mark David - Highway Superintendent



Rush born and raised, Mark and his wife Debby reside on the family farm next door to his parents. They have two adult daughters and four grandchildren. Mark has over 36 years’ experience working for the Highway Department serving the past 9 years as Highway Superintendent. He is an active member of both the Monroe County Highway Superintendents Association where he currently serves as President, and has been seated on the Board of Directors for the past 9 years. Mark is also active in the New York State Association of Town Highway Superintendents, advocating both locally and in Albany for Local Roads Funding. He has 13 years participation and training in the Cornell Local Roads School and Highway Masters programs. Mark attended both SUNY Morrisville and Monroe Community College.

Mark was re-elected in 2015.

Mark can be reached at 585-533-1770 or

Donald Knab - Town Justice


Donald was elected as Town Justice in 2016.

Don can be reached at 585-533-1130.

Michael Tallon - Town Justice


Mike Tallon was elected as Town Justice in 2018.

Mike can be reached at 585-533-1130.