Boardof Trustees

Meet the Board of Trustees

Trustee Patricia Gross

632 W. Broad St.
Horseheads, NY 14845
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I am a lifelong resident of the Village of Horseheads. I graduated from Horseheads High and then attended Nazareth College earning a BS in Nursing. I married my husband Carl, also a lifetime resident of Horseheads, and a teacher of physical education in Horseheads. We have three grown children. Carl currently lives in Corpus Christi Texas, Vickie lives in Horseheads and Dan who lives in Hamburg, NY. We are blessed with six grandchildren who we take great delight in.

I worked for six years in the Horseheads School District as a School Nurse Teacher, and 27 years at the Chemung County Health Department. I worked as a staff nurse, as a health educator in the community, a supervisor and retired as the assistant Director of Patient Services. I was fortunate to enjoy every year of my work experience.

I have always enjoyed volunteering in our community. As a room mother at Broad Street School, on Project Graduation, ran the concession stand for Cinderella for three years, Horseheads Woman’s Club (President), Chemung County Council of Women, Friends of Horseheads Library Board, volunteer at Horseheads Historical Society Depot, the Horseheads Food Pantry, Horseheads Alumni Association, and the Horseheads Petal Pushers – an organization that has been very instrumental in planting flowers in our Village, and at the Zim House. Along the way I have enjoyed meeting many talented people who also love Horseheads.

In 1990 the house was empty of children and with a little encouragement I ran for the Village Board where I served as Trustee from 1990–1993, and as Village Mayor from 1993–2007. This experience taught me so much about the Horseheads, Village and Town and Chemung County governments in general.

I look forward to serving the residents of this Village and will work very hard to rebuild the trust of its people. Thanks for the opportunity everyone.  

Trustee William Goodwin

161 Sunset Drive
Horseheads, NY 14845
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Bill began office as Trustee on December 7, 2015. Bill graduated from Thomas Edison High school in 1982. A US Navy veteran, he attended Erie Community College in Buffalo majoring in Ophthalmic Dispensing. He’s been a licensed optician for 28 years and counting. Bill’s community involvements include Horseheads Merchants Association, Horseheads Village Planning Board member, Community Advisory Committee for the Horseheads School Dist., Horseheads Sister City host family and Sister City Exchange Committee, Arctic League Volunteer, Southern Tier Food Bank, and Salvation Army.

Bill is married to Kathy, they have 4 children - Bill Jr., City of Elmira Police Dept.; Katelyn - working in Manhattan, NY; Nicholas in college, Syracuse; and Conor attends Horseheads High School.

Bill’s hobbies include refurbishing and developing many area properties such as the Horseheads train station, Sullivans Diner, Hanover Square locations, Pierces Restaurant and the Elmira Heights Movie Theater.

“I’m honored to be part of the “new direction team” and look forward to guiding the Village into the future”

Trustee Mike Skroskznik

802 Center Street
Horseheads, NY 14845
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Mike was sworn into office on December 3rd, 2012 after being elected by the Horseheads Village residents, and re-elected for another term on November 8, 2016. Mike and his family moved to the Village of Horseheads in 2005 and has been a resident in Chemung County since 1991. He graduated from Corning Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Mike began his law enforcement career with the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office in 1998 and is currently employed as a Deputy Sheriff. Mike married his wife, Jodi, in 2001 and they have three beautiful children who all participate in local community sports and school activities in the Village of Horseheads.

Mike has participated in his daughter’s Horseheads Softball League, coached his son’s Horseheads small fry football team, been a facilitator for Financial Peace University, is former chairperson for the McGruff “Take a Bite Out of Crime Program”, and enjoys participating in church activities.

Mike took an interest in the Village Board of Trustees to help maintain the old fashioned American small town neighborhood environment and to ensure the quality of life for the generations to come. “I would like to lead by example and encourage my generation to be more involved in their community by serving others.”

Meeting Schedule

The Board regularly meets twice per month: on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.

Listed below are the upcoming meetings for the Board:


  • Thu., 2/7–7pm: 2019–2020 Budget
  • Thu., 2/14–7pm: Regular Meeting
  • Thu., 2/21–7pm: Cemetery Commissioners
  • Thu., 2/28–7pm: Regular Meeting

Next Meeting Agenda

Thursday, February 21st, 2019, 7pm


  1. Public Hearing: Draft Local Law – Tax Cap Override
  2. D&A: Draft Local Law – Tax Cap Override
  3. Accept Minutes of Board of Trustees Meeting of February 14th, 2019
  4. Presentation – I86 Corridor
  5. D&A: Cemetery Rates
  6. Manager’s Report
  7. Audience Participation
  8. BOT, Department Head Updates
  9. Next Meeting: Thursday, 2/28/19 – 7:00pm

Meeting Minutes

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