Meet the Fairport


As community members with varied backgrounds, our team and board members provide first-hand knowledge to support business owners, residents, visitors, and investors looking to join our community.

Our Team

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Executive Director

(585) 421-3240



Housing Director
Section 8 Program

(585) 421-3241



Assistant Director
Section 8 Program

(585) 421-3242



Housing Inspector
Section 8 Program

(585) 421-3244
(585) 364-5117 (cell)



HCV Administrative Specialist
Section 8 Program

(585) 421-3243

Meet Our Board

Kevin Clark

H. Kevin Clark, Chair, is a former deputy mayor and trustee of the Village of Fairport. Retired as Vice President of Campus Construction Management Group Inc., Kevin has served on the Board since 2001.

Robert Genthner

Robert Genthner joined the Board February 2016. He is an Account Executive with Litera.

Donna Stefano

Donna Stefano, Secretary/Treasurer, joined the Board in November 2018, with over 20 years of professional experience assisting communities around the world to attract public and private sector investment to realize a vision for their community’s future. Donna is a Senior Advisor with the American Red Cross.

Leslie White

Leslie White joined the Board in August 2019. Leslie is a Communications Manager at the University of Rochester Medical Center, a former Village Trustee and active community volunteer.

Jennifer Townsend

Jennifer is a partner at The Aristo Company and guides the Company’s focus on creative and sustainable land use. She currently serves on the Town of Perinton Sustainability Advisory Board and the Board of Directors of PathStone Foundation.

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To view Fairport OCED documents, forms, policies, and more visit our document library.


“Thank you for the grant! It made my vision come true for my house!!”

Lisa L.
Village Resident

“Thank you so much for this front porch grant. It certainly helps. I am grateful that I now have a safe and beautiful front porch.” 

Joanne M.

Village Resident

“The village of Fairport’s economic development group has embraced the project,” Lester said. “Most municipalities would have put the development team through the ringer. Fairport was like, ‘What can we do for you?’ ”

Matt Lester

Caliber Brokerage

“This is a shining example of how the arts and the Erie Canal can come together to create vibrant public spaces. Fairport has long been a quintessential canal village and this installation will make it an even more compelling destination.”

Brian U. Stratton

NYS Canal Corporation Director

“Fairport’s Office of Community and Economic Development supports local businesses and is dedicated to developing a Village business district that supports small business and the needs of the local community. OCED helps business owners cut through the red tape and navigate the complex process for new businesses looking to open or existing businesses looking to expand. It is like having an extra consultant on your team that will support you throughout the life cycle of your business.”

Tracy Jong, Esq.

Senior Attorney, Evans Fox, LLP

“The Village of Fairport is blessed with scenic Canal frontage, vibrant retail, food and beverage establishments, and a wonderfully charming community. They are also fortunate to have the Office of Community and Economic Development, which works tirelessly to champion development projects and capitalize on opportunities to optimize their downtown. Working with OCED on numerous projects within the Village has been undoubtedly one of the highlights of my professional career.”

John Reddington, RLA, ASLA

Trowbridge Wolf Michaels - A Fisher Associates Landscape Architecture Studio

“Fairport OCED supports the charming and thriving village of Fairport with engaged and creative leadership who are dedicated to working with businesses and the community on sustainable growth. Great people to work with!”

Jared Shepard

MRB Group

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