Saranac Lake Board of Trustees

The Village Board is elected by village residents. Each member serves a four-year term. The Board makes up the legislative and governing body of the Village of Saranac Lake.


The Village of Saranac Lake is governed by a Mayor, elected at-large, and four Trustees elected to serve. In 1929, the Governing Body passed a charter ordinance moving day-to-day operation of the Village's functions to a professional Village Manager while still allowing the community to continue electing the Mayor and Trustees to pass legislation and allow a forum of communication with the public.


Meeting Information

Village Board Meetings are held on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 5:30pm in the Village Board Room, 39 Main Street (2nd floor of the Town Hall). Additional meetings may be held as needed. Contact the clerk at or (518)891-4150 ext. 202 with any questions. 

The meetings are run with a public comment period, which gives anyone the opportunity to address the board. Individual public comment is limited to 5 minutes and may be shortened by the meeting chairperson. The Village Board Meetings work to address routine business, and special board action items. A public hearing is meant to encourage resident comment and the expression of opinion, not a direct debate, nor should a commentator be intimidated by a village board rebuttal.


Election Information

The Village Board is an elected governing body for the Village of Saranac Lake. Village Board seats are up for election every four years, with positions paired and staggered to allow for an election every two years.


The next Village election is on April 28th, 2020 in the Auditorium of the Harrietstown Town Hall (39 Main St.). The Board of Trustees designate the following offices as vacant at the Village Election for the following terms: 


  • Trustee                 4-year-term
  • Trustee                 4-year-term


Contact with any questions. 

Village Board Documents

Climate Smart Communities Certification

The Village has pledged to become a Climate Smart Community.  A Task Force was established to help the village achieve Bronze Certification Level based on the village's commitment to climate action and steps taken to implement climate-smart policies and projects.  Learn more