TOWN OF NIAGARA – Sylvia Virtuoso, who has been credited with running town operations for most of last year, is seeking re-election as town clerk.
Virtuoso was appointed as deputy supervisor last May when former Supervisor Steven Richards resigned as part of a plea deal with federal prosecutors to avoid trial on 23 counts related to misuse of his office. Virtuoso served until a special election for the office was held in November.
During her tenure as deputy supervisor, she ran Town Board work sessions and presided over monthly meetings as well as overseeing regular business in both offices. Seeking her fifth term as town clerk, Virtuoso has earned the Accreditation of Registered Municipal Clerk (RMC) by continuing her education and learning experience throughout her term. She holds a degree in business administration.
Virtuoso, a Democrat, said she has brought new ideas to the clerk’s office, including the implementation of advanced computer technology, and developed and maintains the town website and Facebook page.
A resident of the town for 32 years, she and her husband Guido have raised a family and also are partners in Guido’s Upholstering and Decorating Center.