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Danby Town Hall 

1830 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY 14850-9419

Town Supervisor - Fredric "Ric" Dietrich
Town Clerk - Pamela Goddard
Town Councilperson - Rebecca Brenner
Town Councilperson - Leslie Connors
Town Councilperson - Frank "Jim" Holahan
Town Councilperson - Jack Miller Jr.


Welcome to the Town of Danby's official website!


We are very proud and excited to announce The Town of Danby has a new official website( as well as official town email addresses. Please note that email addresses for town officials have changed. The most current contact information is listed on this website - if an email address ends in, it is current. 

The new website and email has a much more stable and secure system. With this change we will improve transparency, allowing elected and appointed officials' and town department's direct access to edit their webpage, and also allowing better and quicker communication with the residents.



November 28, 2017

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual Election of the Danby Fire District will take place on December 12, 2017 between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. at the Danby Fire Station located at 1780 Danby Road, Town of Danby, Tompkins County, New York, for the purpose of electing one Commissioner for a five (5) year term commencing January 1, 2018 and ending December 31, 2022. All residents of the Fire District duly registered with the Tompkins County Board of Elections as of November 20, 2017 shall be eligible to vote.

Candidates for District Office shall have filed their names with the Secretary of the Danby Fire District, 1780 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY 14850 no later than November 22, 2017. Request shall include office sought, candidate’s printed name, address, signature, and date.

This notice is given pursuant to Town Law, Section 175-c(2).

Sharon Gaden, Secretary
1780 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY 14850 

West Miller Road - Open
November 22, 2017

Construction on the bridge on West Miller Road is now complete. As of mid-day November 22, West Miller Road is open for thru traffic.

Happy Thanksgiving! 

2018 Board Vacancies
November 21, 2017

The Town Board of the Town of Danby invites residents to apply now for volunteer municipal boards seats starting January 2018. Your involvement is welcome and needed. Applications should be received by December 11, 2017

Each year, one seat opens on the Planning Board and the Board of Zoning Appeals. Planning Board is a seven year term. Board of Zoning Appeals is a five year term. The Planning Board meets monthly, on the third Thursday, to review subdivision and development applications, review and revise the Town Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance. The Board of Zoning Appeals meets as needed, usually on the fourth Tuesday of each month, to hear and decide variance requests related to the Zoning Ordinance. Copies of the Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance are available on the Code/Planning page of the Danby web site and in the Town Clerk’s office.

There are several open seats on the Conservation Advisory Council. Seats on the CAC “roll over” every two years. The CAC advises the Board in the development, management, and protection of the Town’s natural resources. The full charge of the CAC, including recommendations to the Town Board for Conservation Easements on property in Danby, keeping an open space inventory, and drafting management plans for Town of Danby Property, is available in the Town Clerk’s office.

The West Danby Water Commissioners, who tend the rural water system in West Danby, have at least one and possibly two vacancies. Contact the Town Clerk or Tod Sukontarak for more information.

An appointment application is available through the Town Clerk’s office. This simple form includes contact information for the applicant and three simple questions: any experience (professional, educational, etc.) which would assist in the position, a brief description of why you would like to be considered, and what you would hope to accomplish in this position.

If interested, or for more information on these positions, contact Town Clerk Pamela Goddard at or (607) 277-4788.