Mayor & Trustees
Mayor of Waddington
The Mayor is the head of the Village Government and presides over all meetings of the Village Board. They are a voting member of the Village Board and represent the Village at all yearly civic events. The Mayor’s duties are to provide leadership, promote teamwork among Board and coordinate Board activities.
Board of Trustees
The legislative body of a village, the board of trustees, comprises the mayor and four trustees. The board may increase or decrease the number of trustees, subject to a mandatory referendum. The general powers of the board of trustees are outlined in Village Law 4-412, which provides that: "In addition to any powers conferred upon villages, the board of trustees shall have management of the village property and finances, may take all measures and do all acts, by local law, not inconsistent with the provisions of the constitution, and not inconsistent with a general law except as authorized by the municipal home rule law, which shall be deemed expedient or desirable for the good government of the village, it's management and business, the protection of its property, the safety, health, comfort, and general welfare of its inhabitants, the security of their property, the preservation of peace and good order, the suppression of vice, the benefit of trade, and the preservation and protection of public works. The Board of Trustees may create or abolish by resolution offices, boards, agencies, and commissions and delegate to said offices, boards, agencies, and commissions so much of its powers, duties, and functions as it shall deem necessary for effectuating or administering the board of trustees duties and functions.
The Village Board meets on the 1st Monday of each month at 6 PM in the Waddington Municipal Building. If there is a holiday on Monday, the Board Meeting will occur the following day, Tuesday. Minutes & Agendas are available online.
The public is welcome to attend all meetings.
Board Meeting Zoom
Village Board Meetings are captured on video by Zoom. Click here to view the Meeting videos.
Mayor and Board of Trustees' Contact Information
Benny Fairchild: Deputy Mayor
Mayor Mike Zagrobelny was elected mayor in 2019. Mike and his family live on Brookview Dr. in the village. A native of East Aurora, NY, he has deep roots in Waddington as both his mother, father, and wife are Waddington natives.
Mike graduated from St. Bonaventure University in 1991 with a Bachelors degree in English and Potsdam State College in 2000 with a Masters Degree in the teaching of English.
Mike taught middle school and high school English in both Virginia and New York including 13 years with Madrid Waddington Central School. Mike is currently a Labor Relations Specialist with the New York State United Teachers.
Mike considers Waddington to be the crown jewel of the St. Lawrence River and looks forward to working with the entire community to preserve and improve life in Waddington for everyone.