Town of Bethel
Sullivan County, New York

Town Board


2015 Town Board Re-organizational Meeting

Left to right:  Rita Sheehan (Town Clerk), Dawn Ryder (Councilwoman), Debra Gabriel (Tax Collector), Dan Sturm (Town Supervisor), Vicky Simpson (Councilwoman), Lillian Hendrickson (Councilwoman), Bernie Cohen (Councilman)
and Bill Crumley (Highway Superintendent).


The Town Board is comprised of the Town Supervisor (two-year term) and four counil member (four-year staggering terms).  They set policy, adopt local laws and resolutions, hire most staff, and regulate the Town of Bethel Code and Laws of the State of York.  There is no weighted voting, each vote counts equally including the Town Supervisor.

The Town Supervisor formulates the meeting agendas for the Town Clerk to prepare.  The Town Clerk uploads the Agenda to the Town Website the Friday before the meeting and is updated on the day of the meeting.

Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednedays at 7:30 p.m. at the Dr. Duggan Community Center, Meeting Room, 3460 Route 55, White Lake, New York 12786. Special Meetings and Public Hearing Notices are published in the official paper of the Town, the Sullivan County Democrat.  The Minutes of the meeting are published on the Town Website by the Town Clerk approximately 2 weeks after the meeting.

The Town Board are members of the Sullivan County Visitor's Association, Sullivan County Parntership for Economic Development, Bethel Business Association, the New York State Association of Towns and the Bethel Local Development Corporation.  More information can be found on the Bethel Local Development Corporation under links. 





Term Expires 
Daniel Sturm
Town Supervisor
P.O. Box 300
White Lake, NY 12786
 E-Mail:  (845) 583-4350 ext. 12 Budget Officer
BLDC Chairman
Chief of Police
Solid Waste Committee
(See Supervisor page for more information)
Bernard Cohen
P.O. Box 649
Smallwood, NY 12778
 E-Mail: (845) 583-7303 Highway Department  12/31/2019
Lillian Hendrickson
P.O. Box 16
Smallwood, NY 12778
(845) Parks and Recreation Dept.
Sewer Department
Green Committee

Dawn Ryder
96 Burr Road
Cochecton, NY 12726

E-Mail: (845) 583-1031 Zoning Board  12/31/2017
Victoria Simpson
P.O. Box 315
Kauneonga Lake, NY 12749
 E-Mail: (845) 583-5149 Deputy Supervisor
Planning Board
Parks and Recreation Dept.
Green Committee
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