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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 6:00 p.m., usually on the third Tuesday of each month. All meetings are open to the public and are located in the Village Board meetin

g 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).

Frank TatumMayor Frank Tatum (2015-2019)

Frank Tatum was elected to his first, 4-year term on the Board of Trustees in March, 2015. He became Acting Mayor on September 1, 2017 following the resignation of Mayor Rick Nelson, and was appointed Mayor by the Village Board of Trustees on September 19, 2017. 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/Deputy Mayor 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, and was appointed Deputy Mayor by the Board of Trustees on September 19, 2017. 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.


john murphyVillage Trustee John Murphy (2018)

Long-time village Trustee John Murphy was reappointed to the board on June 1, 2018 following the resignation of Trustee Eunice Marshall. A special election will be held on Nov. 6, 2018 to permanently fill this seat. Marshall's term was scheduled to expire in December 2021. Murphy is a 20-year veteran Trustee and Deputy Mayor with the Village of Stillwater. He is a founding member of the Stillwater Area Community Center, former President of the Rescue Squad, a mediator with Saratoga County and a former member of the Stillwater Board of Education. He is currently President of the Stillwater Consolidated Health District where he is serving his 25th year. Murphy is retired from the State University at Albany after 42 years of service in a variety of administrative and faculty positions.


Judy Wood ZenoVillage Trustee Judith Wood-Zeno (2017-2021)

Judith Wood-Zeno was elected to her first 4-year term on the Board of Trustees in March, 2017, as a write-in candidate. The position on the board became open following the retirement of Trustee Timothy Campbell. Now retired, Wood-Zeno had a 30-year career working with people as Senior Director of Account Management for Medco Health Solutions, an American Pharmacy Benefits Management Company which served more than 65 million people before it was ultimately acquired by Express Scripts in 2012. She worked in customer service prior to that. She is a member of the Stillwater Historical Society and Book Club at the Stillwater Public Library. She is also a board member at Spa Christian School in Ballston Spa and board member and treasurer for Highway Tabernacle Church in Mechanicville. Wood-Zeno has lived in the village for 25 years and has a keen interest in preserving its special character, beauty and charm. Her main role as Trustee will put her in charge of village beautification efforts. She is also the village's 911 coordinator.


john basileVillage Trustee John Basile (2017-2018)

John Basile is back on the board as a Village Trustee. He was appointed in October 2017 to fill an opening created a month earlier when Frank Tatum was appointed village Mayor following the resignation of Rick Nelson. The seat held by Basile will go up for election in November 2018. First elected in 2007, Basile, who served two terms as village Trustee and six years as Deputy Mayor, did not seek re-election to office in March 2015. During his eight years in office he spent much of his time using his technical expertise to help navigate the village through a series of comprehensive water and sewer problems. He was the board's lead liaison between the Water and Sewer Departments, and Department of Public Works. During that time, the village has undergone a massive overhaul of its aging sewer system and a shut down of the water treatment plant after PCBs were found infiltrating village drinking water. Trustee Basile is a retiree from Consolidated Edison Company of NY in 2000 where he served in the positions of Chief Mechanical, Fossil Power and Distribution Engineers in NYC. He was Plant Manager of Indian Point Unit 2 Nuclear Station for seven years and Startup Manager of the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant in the 1970s. A Lieutenant, USN serving on Destroyers, he is a veteran with one tour to Vietnam in the 1960s. He is an Eagle Scout who earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kansas in 1962. He and his family relocated to the Village of Stillwater from Putnam Valley, New York in 2005.


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

2018-19 Village Budget (pdf)

2017-18 Village Budget (pdf)

2018 Reorganizational Resolution (pdf)