Heather Allison Waters - Town Councilor
Heather is a Venture Partner at Akili VC and trained community mediator. She previously worked as an Assistant Dean for Advancement at Syracuse University and holds a BA from Mount Holyoke College and an MS from Columbia University. She advocates alongside fellow LGBTQIA+ community members and people with disabilities. Born and raised in the town, Waters lives in Fayetteville with her husband, Sterling, and their 11 year-old, Riley.
Heather was elected to the Manlius Town Board in 2019 and invites residents with young families and newcomers to participate in government. Heather is a trained mediator, and she authored the updates to the Town’s public meeting rules, which launched the “Open Podium” public comment program. She led the town’s pay equity audit, Co-chairs the Comprehensive Plan Committee, the Tree Commission, and she serves as the liaison to the Police department. She is a member of the multi-agency Critical Response Committee and the Deer Management Committee.
Term of Office
January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2023
Liaison / Committee Positions
- Comprehensive Plan Committee
- Critical Response Committee
- Deer Management Committee
- Personnel & Employee Relations
- Police Committee
- Tree Commission