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The Village Board room entrance is located in back of the Stillwater Firehouse at the far left side of the building.

Mayor and Village Board of Trustees

The Village of Stillwater is governed by the Mayor and a four member Board of Trustees, all of whom are elected for four year staggered terms. The Board is the legislative body of the Village government.

Village Board meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. All meetings are open to the public and are located in the Village Board meeting room located at 1 School Street. All meeting minutes are available for download in PDF format once approved by the village board (see links to the right).


2016-2017 Village Board Meeting Schedule (pdf)

Mayor Rick NelsonMayor Rick Nelson (term 2015-2019)

Rick Nelson was elected to his first term as village Mayor in March, 2015. He has lived in the community his entire life and, for the past 27 years, has run “The Works” a sole-proprietorship specializing in lawn care, snow removal, and general home repairs (carpentry, electrical, plumbing). As a member of Stillwater United Church, he serves as an elder, deacon and on the church Board of Trustees. As a Trustee he assists with managing church property and the budget. Nelson has also worked as a sport’s official for 30 years, officiating women’s field hockey, basketball and lacrosse at the high school and college level. He was a member of the village Zoning Board of Appeals and is an active member of the Stillwater Waterfront Revitalization Committee. Nelson resides at St John's Place with his wife Catherine and son Patrick. His parents are Barney and Lenetta, grandparents Aileen and Percy Aldrich and Raymond and Julia Nelson. CLICK HERE TO WATCH AN INAUGURATION CEREMONY MUSIC SLIDESHOW

Tim CampbellVillage Trustee Timothy Campbell (2015-2017)

Timothy Campbell was appointed to the Board of Trustees in August, 2013, following the resignation of Keith Collins. He was elected to finish the remaining 2 years of that term in March, 2015. He is a third generation village resident, a graduate of Stillwater High School, and a retiree of the former General Electric Silicones plant in Waterford where he worked for 37 years as a heavy industrial mechanic. He was also a member of the village Zoning Board of Appeals for four years. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a B-52 Crew Chief.

Campbell and his cousin are best known in the village as the “Zamboni Brothers” for running and maintaining the village ice skating rink each winter. He also works closely with the village and town historians assisting with computer and technical programs, and he is a frequent photographer for Stillwater Blockhouse events. Two years ago he was part of the team that helped plan and launch this village website in 2012. He has three children, five grand children and one great grand child.

His mission on the board, he says, is “more open government, helping improve relations with the general public, and trying to give back to taxpayers with programs for children (and adults) such as the ice rink and improvements to village parks and recreation.

Frank TatumVillage Frank Tatum (term 2015-2019)

Frank Tatum was elected to his first, 4-year term on the Board of Trustees in March, 2015. Frank Tatum is a fourth generation village resident. He is a graduate of Stillwater High School and studied Accounting at Hudson Valley Community College. He has worked at the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance for the past 25 years where he is currently a Call Center Manager.


Trustee Judith Wood-ShawVillage Trustee Judith A. Wood-Shaw (2015-2019)

Trustee Wood-Shaw began serving her first term in April of 2011. She was elected to office for four more years in March, 2015. She is a member of the Comprehensive Planning Committee, the Emergency Comprehensive Planning Committee, the Grants and Funding Committee, a liaison to the ZBA and a past board member/treasurer for the Stillwater Area Community Center. Currently, she is a volunteer with the Stillwater Area Community Center and heads the village's Senior Time Program. In November 2011, she secured $1,800 in grant monies from the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors to provide supplies for the emergency shelter at the Stillwater Area Community Center.

Trustee Wood-Shaw is a lifelong area resident, a graduate of Stillwater Central School and a retiree from Saratoga BOCES with 22 years of service in Special Education. She is married to Keith Shaw, has two sons, Joseph and Edward Wood and three grandchildren. She is proud to serve the needs and wants of the Village of Stillwater residents.

Eunice MarshallVillage Trustee Eunice Marshall (2016-2017)

Eunice Marshall was elected to a one-year term on the Village Board of Trustees during a special election on March 15, 2016. She was originally appointed to the board in October, 2015, to fill the seat formerly held by John Murphy, who resigned a month earlier. Murphy had been appointed to the board in Aprl, 2015, to fill the seat vacated by Ellen Vomacka. Marshall is a former member of the Stillwater Schools Board of Education.


Village Attorney

Dreyer Boyajian LLP
James R. Peluso, Esq.

Village Engineer

Ed Hernandez, P.E.
Adirondack Mountain Engineering, P.C.
P.O. Box 1376, Ballston Lake, New York 12019
Phone: (518) 250-1932


More information heading

Board Meeting Minutes

All meeting minutes are PDF files.


Board Meeting Stories



Addressing the board in the public forum

  • Speakers shall identify themselves and their address
  • Remarks are limited to 5 minutes
  • Remarks must relate to a matter of Village business
  • Speakers shall address the Board, not the audience
  • Speakers should refrain from repetition
  • Speakers shall not use profanity, intemperate language, nor engage in personal attacks
  • Speakers shall respect the decorum of the public meeting and the authority of the Mayor to decide questions of order

Annual Documents

2016-2017 Village Budget (pdf)

2017-18 Village Budget (pdf)

2016-2017 Reorganizational Resolution (pdf)

2016-2017 Village Board Meeting Schedule (pdf)