A New Chapter for Village Government
Putting My Experience to Work
I happily grew up in Pittsford and am a proud graduate of Sutherland High School. My undergraduate degree is from Syracuse University in Soviet and East European Studies with graduate work in International Relations at Georgetown University.
In my early career, I was one of the first women selected for AT&T’s Management Program, where I was trained in Systems Analysis and served on an ISDN task force with Bell Laboratories regarding broadband applications in the financial services sector. Following that, I was a Senior Market Analyst in telecommunications for The Yankee Group in Boston.
I was fortunate to have lived and worked in Manhattan, Boston, New Orleans, Miami and, just prior to moving back to the village, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. As a lifelong advocate of historical preservation and conservation I have worked with numerous municipalities and organizations on these issues.
I worked with the City of Fort Lauderdale to rewrite its historic ordinances and helped draft the city’s first design guidelines for historic districts. During that time, I was president of Sailboat Bend, the oldest neighborhood in the city and its largest historic district – with a population larger than our village. Working with the city commission and emergency services, we successfully developed a traffic and pedestrian safety program for this district as well as preserving, in perpetuity, a unique habitat along the New River as public greenspace.
As founding president of Friends of Shippey House, it was an honor to receive the prestigious Dr. Cooper Kirk award from the Broward County Historical Commission in recognition of our community’s grass roots effort to save an historically important structure from demolition. It was also humbling to receive the City of Fort Lauderdale’s first-ever Green Award for sustainably rehabilitating my home at the time, an historic structure known as Little Hammock.
Back at home in Pittsford village, I have served on the board of Historic Pittsford and the village board as well as on steering committees for both the Town’s and Village’s Comprehensive Plan and their joint Active Transportation Plan. I remain active with numerous non-profits in the Rochester area.
Connections with community and advocating for important issues have been a focal point of my life. I look forward to talking with my neighbors, hearing your concerns and views, and getting things done for our village. Earning your trust and your vote will be an honor. Plus, I am just warming up!
As your Mayor, Alysa Plummer stands for:
TIMELY AND OPEN COMMUNICATION WITH RESIDENTS
Clear and regular communication with our community is critical to civic engagement. Without this, misinformation spreads and trust erodes. During my time at Village Hall, I initiated periodic “Coffee and Conversation” gatherings for casual discussions about village concerns. This series has been dropped since 2017. I also worked on the newsletter for residents, meant to be quarterly, which has not had another issue since 2018. Only recently has it reappeared, just weeks before this election.
As your Mayor, I will reinstate these programs on a regular basis -- and more! There will always be an open-door policy with my office. Our residents are our greatest resource. Your voices count. Your right to be informed about issues facing the village will be respected and acted upon. Let’s shape our future together!