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Mayor Bill Johnson

30 Church Street, Rochester 14614

428-7045, crmayor@cityofrochester.gov


Rochester City Council

City Council President Lois Giess (D)

30 Church Street, Rochester 14614

428-7538, giessl@cityofrochester.gov

Monroe County

County Executive Maggie Brooks (R)

39 West Main Street, Rochester 14614

428-5301, countyexecutive@monroecounty.gov


Monroe County Legislature

39 West Main Street, Rochester 14614

Majority leader: Bill Smith (R) (428-5622, bill@billsmith.org)

Minority Leader: Stephanie Aldersley (D) (428-2040)

428-5350, mclegislature@monroecounty.org


New York State

Governor George Pataki (R)

State Capitol, Albany 12224



Find information on NYS senators at www.senate.state.ny.us

Senator Mike Nozzolio (R)

54th District (In Monroe County: Webster)

119 Fall Street, Seneca Falls 13148

888-568-9816, nozzolio@senate.state.ny.us

Senator Jim Alesi (R)

55th District (Irondequoit, Penfield, Perinton, East Rochester, Pittsford, Mendon, Rush, Henrietta, Wheatland, Riga, Chili)

220 Packett's Landing, PO Box 66081, Fairport 14450

223-1800, alesi@senate.state.ny.us

Senator Joe Robach (R)

56th District (Brighton, Greece, Parma, parts of Rochester)

2300 West Ridge Road, Rochester 14626

225-3650, robach@senate.state.ny.us

Senator George Maziarz (R)

62nd District (In Monroe County: Hamlin, Clarkson, Ogden, Sweden, Gates, parts of Rochester)

60 Professional Parkway, Lockport 14094

716-438-0655, maziarz@senate.state.ny.us

Find information on NYS Assemblymembers at www.assembly.state.ny.us

Assemblyman Joe Errigo (R)

130th District (In Monroe County: Henrietta, Mendon, Pittsford)

3045 East Henrietta Road, Henrietta 14467

334-5210, errigoj@assembly.state.ny.us

Assemblywoman Susan John (D)

131th District (Chili, Riga, Wheatland, Rush, parts of Rochester)

840 University Avenue, Rochester 14607

244-5255, johns@assembly.state.ny.us

Assemblyman Joe Morelle (D)

132nd District (Irondequoit, Brighton)

1945 East Ridge Road, Rochester 14622

467-0410, morellj@assembly.state.ny.us

Assemblyman David Gantt (D)

133rd District (Gates, parts of Rochester)

74 University Avenue, Rochester 14605

454-3670, ganttd@assembly.state.ny.us

Assemblyman Bill Reilich (R)

134th District (Greece, Ogden, Sweden)

2300 West Ridge Road, Rochester 14626

225-4190, reilicw@ assembly.state.ny.us

Assemblyman Charlie Nesbitt (R)

139th District (Hamlin, Clarkson, Parma)

121 North Main Street, Albion 14411

589-5780, nesbitc@assembly.state.ny.us

Assemblyman David Koon (D)

135th District (Webster, Penfield, Perinton, East Rochester)

268 Fairport Village Landing, Fairport 14450

223-9130, koond@assembly.state.ny.us


Representative Jim Walsh (R)

25th District (In Monroe County: Webster, parts of Irondequoit and Penfield)

1180 Canandaigua Road, Palmyra 14522



Representative Tom Reynolds (R)

26th District (In Monroe County: Greece, Parma, Ogden, Riga, Wheatland, Sweden, Clarkson)

1577 West Ridge Road, Rochester 14615

663-5570, www.house.gov/reynolds

Representative Louise Slaughter (D)

28th District (In Monroe County: City of Rochester, Hamlin, parts of Parma, Greece, Irondequoit, Penfield, Brighton, East Rochester, Fairport, and Perinton)

3120 Federal Building, 100 State Street, Rochester 14614



Representative John "Randy" Kuhl Jr. (R)

29th District (In Monroe County: Gates, Chili, Henrietta, Rush, Pittsford, Mendon, parts of Brighton, Penfield, and Perinton)

32 Denison Parkway West, Corning 14830



Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D)

Kenneth B. Keating Federal Office Building

100 State Street, Room 3280, Rochester 14614



Senator Charles Schumer (D)

100 State Street, Room 3040, Rochester 14614



In This Guide...

  • Annual Manual 2005

    Surprised by Rochester
    When I was getting ready to move to Rochester five years ago, my friends and family were confused. They wore worried faces when they asked me, "What's in Rochester?" and "That's not too far from the city, is it?" and "Do you like the cold weather?"

  • A newbie’s checklist

    Beginner’s guide
    So you've arrived, and now you need the basics: phone, utilities, a way to get around town, and, maybe, a way to get out of town. Here is some info to help you get settled in.

  • It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood

    There is so much talk about how to revitalize Rochester's downtown and make the city a more attractive place to live. But many people have discovered the benefits of city life.

  • Pounding the pavement

    I've been thinking about changing my name to Where's Your Car? (though I would have preferred You're Stunning or Are Those Real?).

  • Finding a beat you can dance to

    Live music
    I know it takes a little more than turning on the tube, but heading out for live music is so good for you. Plus the audience (you) is an integral part of each performance.

  • We’ve got music

    We're proud of our musical talent; here are four reasons why. The event

  • Get yourself something to eat

    Welcome to the Rochester food scene. I write full reviews of different restaurants every other week in City, but here is a bit of a primer, by genre, to acquaint you with the area's amazing variety of dining options.

  • Why we love market day

    The Rochester Public Market can be noisy, crowded, and fishy, but that is part of the vibrancy and spirit that make it a unique experience. Where else in Rochester is it almost too crowded to move for hours at a time?

  • Tending to your health

    Major hospitals Highland Hospital

  • Get learning

    Each public school district in Monroe County has contact information (listed below) where you can get more detailed information about individual schools. To get an overall picture, for some general research, or to just get involved, here are some resources:

  • A little culture never hurt anyone

    For a city our size, we've got plenty of culture. There's enough for every taste and energy level, but not too much to overwhelm.

  • What's the alternative?

    Although Rochester has a number of respectable art museums and galleries, rarely will these venues show anything outside the mainstream. For an art space to do something daring, quite often it has to rely on the vision and resources of an individual or a small group of people.

  • A little place outside the city

    Monroe County has 19 towns and nine incorporated villages. Aided by short commutes, particularly between Rochester and its inner-ring of suburbs, many of these are bedroom communities.

  • The gold of the silver screens

    I'm only about 5-foot-3-inches, but I totally towered over Isabella Rossellini. Now, you may be wondering what sorts of circles a humble hometown girl like myself would run in that would enable me to reach that conclusion.

  • High class

    Colgate Rochester Divinity School Can boast of a dedication for diversity, teaching students in over 20 Christian denominations.

  • We'd rather be out in the open

    The areas in and around Rochester are rich with green space --- diverse, convenient, and beautiful places to walk the dog, take out a canoe, find a zoo, or smell the lilacs. From the beautiful Seneca and Highland Parks, both designed by 19th-century landscape genius Frederick Law Olmsted, to Durand-Eastman Park, where you can feel the immensity of that Great Lake --- here is just a partial list of some of our favorite parks in the Monroe County (256-4950, www.monroecounty.gov) and City of Rochester (400 Dewey Avenue, 428-6767 or 428-6755, www.cityofrochester.gov) systems.

  • Block partying

    Go ahead, give us a reason to celebrate. I dare you.