The Penfield Town Board appointed Robert “Bob” Ockenden to fill an open board position as its Organizational Meeting on January 2. With this appointment, Ockenden will complete the term of Paula Metzler, who was elected to the position of Penfield Town Justice in 2019.
Ockenden has served as the district administrator for the Pittsford Fire District for the past 19 years; prior to that, he served as station manager. Bob also worked for the City of Rochester as a 911 Center emergency dispatcher and for the Pittsford Fire Equipment Corporation as a sales representative and repair technician. Additionally, he has been active with the Penfield Fire District as a volunteer for more than 37 years.
“Bob is a fourth generation Penfield family member, he knows our community well and brings a wealth of knowledge to the position,” said Supervisor Tony LaFountain. “As a fire district administrator, he is experienced with municipal operations as well as managing and budgeting tax revenue. Please join me in welcoming Bob to the town board.”
Ockenden is required to run in the 2020 election to complete the four-year term on the Penfield Town Board. He will also need to run for the new four-year term in 2021.