Marcellus Sally Tallman was sworn in as village of Marcellus trustee on April 2 following her win over Bill Burnette in the March 20 election. She filled the spot left open by Mary Jo Paul, who chose not to run for re-election in order to focus on her run for the town board.
Before retiring last July, Tallman worked 20 years with Conifer Development and, most recently, 10 years for Two Plus Four Management, both times as an office and building manager.
Tallman was born and raised in Marcellus, and lives with her husband, Clint, on Reed Street, where the couple raised their two kids, Jeanine and Thad.
How does it feel to be elected to the Marcellus Village Board?
I was very excited to win the election which allows me to be involved in the day to day operations of the village.
What led you to run for village trustee?
After I retired I felt I had more time to become involved in village government. I had been on the zoning board of appeals for l5 years and believed it was a good stepping stone. My uncle, Martin Sennett, was mayor of Marcellus and my cousin, Mary Sennett, is a trustee in Skaneateles, so possibly it runs in my blood!
Now that you're on the board, what is your next step?
I obviously plan to do the best job I can as trustee. I will fully support the efforts of the current administration by providing my input and ideas when and where they are needed.
You've lived here all your life, correct? What about Marcellus led you to stay here all this time?
My husband and I are both natives of Marcellus and have lived in the village for over 60 years. We lived elsewhere for about five years, when we were first married, and decided the best place to bring up our children, Jeanine and Thad, was Marcellus where we grew up. We moved back to the village at the first opportunity and have always been thankful we did. Even though we both had long commutes to work every day we were always glad to come home to Marcellus.