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Village Board

Village Board meetings are held on the second Monday of each month in the Village Meeting Room at the Phelps Community Center at 5:00 PM. These meetings are open to the public. Please attend and learn how you can contribute to the growth of Phelps.

Board Pic 051324Village Board Members



James Cheney returns as the Village Mayor following an eight year retirement, previously serving from 2000-2016.  Jim and his wife, Dawn have four adult children and five grandchildren.  A Certified Public Accountant by trade, Jim is the Managing Member of James E. Cheney CPA, PLLC with offices located in Phelps, Geneva and Canandaigua. 

100 Ontario Street

(585) 233-3362


Howard Hughson has been a trustee since 1995.  Howard is a Retired NYS Police Communications Specialist of 36 Years and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1966-1970. Howard is a Phelps Central School alumni, and has been a member of the Phelps Fire Dept. since 1970.  Howard and his wife Sylvia enjoy visiting their daughter in NYC and collecting antiques.

32 Clifton St., Phelps, NY 14532 
(315) 548-3790

Joe DeBrock has lived in the village of Phelps for many years with his wife Carol. They have raised three children, Christina, Joseph, Jr and Margaret. Joe is retired from Phelps Cement Products as a dispatcher. He enjoys golfing, working on small engines or anything he can do outdoors. He has been a trustee since 1998.

51 Clifton St. Phelps NY 14532 

Michael Cheney has been a resident of the Village of Phelps for his entire life. He and his wife, Stephanie, bought a house in the village in 2013 and have two daughters, Joy and Joanie and two sons, Jesse and Jamie. Michael graduated from Midlakes in 2007 and obtained his Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2012. Michael volunteers with the Midlakes High School Theatre Experience Program and Phelps – Clifton Springs Community Theatre; building sets and teaching students to run the light and sound boards. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, woodworking, restoring and renovating his house, and playing guitar.  He is also a member of the Phelps Fire Department and a volunteer EMT for Phelps Ambulance.  Michael has been a trustee since 2016 and Deputy Mayor since 2024.

15 Ontario St. Phelps NY 14532 
(585) 410-2239

William (Billy) McNicholas has been a resident of the Village of Phelps for 15 years after being born and raised in Geneva, NY. He and his wife, Amy moved to the Village in 2009 and have two daughters, Madison who is attending the University of Buffalo and Mackenize, who is a sophomore at Midlakes High School. Billy has worked for NYSEG for 16 years and has been a Volunteer Fireman for the Nester Hose Fire Department in Geneva, NY for over 20 years, holding an Officer position for the last 15 years. Billy enjoys landscaping at his home, being outdoors, spending time in the ADK and helping others. Billy is very passionate about this newly elected position and his Village.

34 Lester Road Phelps, NY 14532

(315) 521-6346 


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