Robert Preusser is an active member of his community, not only serving on the town board for the last four years, and Deputy Supervisor for the last two, but also as firefighter and the Chairman of the Board for the Churchtown Fire Company, and active member of his church.
Bob’s Claverack roots run deep and he comes from a long line of business owners and farmers who value cooperation and win/win solutions. Bob is dedicated to finding cost effective solutions to continue to save taxpayer dollars, bringing accountability and transparency to the board and supporting small business growth.
Life-long Resident: Family in Claverack since 1800’s. Graduate of first combined Taconic Hills High School class. Family Man & Deep Community Involvement: Veteran. Active member and officer of the Churchtown Fire Company for 35 years. Council Member and Sunday school teacher at St. Thomas Church. Current Town Councilmember and Deputy Supervisor. Married for to Tess Chernewsky for 30 years with 3 children and 7 grandchildren. Small Business Owner: Own aquatics (pond/pool) management service company. Manager for 30 years in the farm and industrial equipment business.
Robert Preusser’s Accomplishments
Proactive in securing grant funding with Soil & Water for over $80,000 for town for stream cleanup and the use of green infrastructure for storm water management
Spearheaded renovated dugouts for ball field at no cost to taxpayers
As town liaison for Insurance requested a bid process, saving tax payer dollars – twice
Started the Churchtown Fire Company scholarship fund which has given over $30,000 to our local youth for furthering their education
Collaborated with other groups to create enhanced opportunities for park youth program
20 years as budget manager for Churchtown fire house…with no tax increase for last five years
NRA Hunting Safety Instructor
Sports coach for many boys and girls teams
Graduated first in class from SUNY Cobleskill Ag and Tech College, majoring in the first Fish & Wildlife Technical program
First field team for DEC Fish and Wild Management Act, which opened up public hunting on private property
Former manager for Valatie Research Farm for Cornell Cooperative Extension
Officer in Martindale Buck Club for 40 years
Bob's Commitment to You
“I want to work together to make things happen. I am guided by my faith and committed to bringing accountability, compassion and integrity to all I do. There are many sensitive issues in the town that must be faced head on, and I am willing and able. I am committed to our youth – this is where our future lies. There is so much more we can offer them, and in the past four years, we have only just begun. I believe that by working together, we can continue to find ways to save money, enhance our economic growth, and create win-win solutions for our community. I am self motivated and action oriented – and want to continue to serve you.” – Bob Preusser
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