Three candidates vie for two seats on Minoa Village Board

— On Tuesday, March 18, voters in the village of Minoa will be able to cast their ballot in the local village election. Incumbents Bill Brazill and John Champagne are being challenged by newcomer Trevor Van Auken for the two available trustee seats on the village board. Voting runs from noon to 9 p.m. at village hall. For results of the election, check EagleBulletin.com for updates Tuesday night.

Bill Brazill

Biographical information?

Bill Brazill is a 47-year resident of the village of Minoa. He has been married for 32 years to his wife, Cyndee, and they have two sons and two grandchildren.

Brazill works as a sales consultant for NES Rentals and has served as a trustee on the village board for 12 years and the deputy mayor for ten years. He has been Minoa’s fire commissioner for 11 years and served as acting village justice for ten years, from 1991 to 2001.

He is the editor of the Minoa News village newsletter and is a member of several local committees, including the town of Manlius emergency service committee, the town of Manlius critical response committee and the ESM athletic hall of fame committee.

Additionally, he is a member of the Onondaga County Mayors Association, the New York Conference of Mayors and the board of managers for the East Area YMCA from 2005 to 2013.

In 2002, he was the recipient of the General Douglas MacArthur Youth Award. The award is given by the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York for exemplary service to the youth of the State of New York. There has only been one other recipient of this award given locally in the area.

In 2006, he was the recipient of the George Rees Memorial Award for dedication to the youth of the ESM community.

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