Town Board and Supervisor


Peter DiSclafani

Supervisor and Town Board Chair
Term Began 2022 – 2 year term

Secretary Barbara Twerdak

The supervisor serves as de facto liaison to all Town Committees

Office Hours: 9:00 – 3:00 Monday – Friday
Phone: (845) 688-7165 or (845) 688-7169
Fax: (845) 688-2041


Oversee town fiscal matters, special districts and capital projects.

  • Approve annual budget
  • Authorize all expenditures
  • Adopt Local Laws and Ordinances
  • Appoint all non-elected department heads
  • Appoint members of all other municipal boards, commissions and committees

Regular meeting schedule:
First Monday of each month at 7:00pm at the Shandaken Town Hall, Route 28, Allaben unless otherwise posted.

Town Council

Robert Drake – Deputy Supervisor

Town Board Member Began Term  2022, 4 year term
Liaison to:  Catskill Collaborative/Scenic Byway – ZBA – Phoenicia Water – CAC – PH2

Elizabeth Kneissl

Town Board Member Began Term 2022, 4 year term
Liaison to: Highway –  Planning Dept. – S.A.V.E.

Kyle R. Steen

Town Board Member Began Term 2020, 4  year term
Liaison to: Ambulance –  Museum – Shandaken Septic – Pine Hill Water

Kevin VanBlarcum

Town Board Member Began Term  2018, 4 year term

Liaison to:  Parks & Recreation –  Police – SAFARI – Rail Trail – PH2

Supervisor Staff

Amie Goodrich – Secretary/Bookkeeper

Barbara Twerdak  – Secretary/ Bookkeeper

Additional Links:

2024 Shandaken Final Budget


Committee on Open Government

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The Town board is committed to encouraging participation in town government and providing you with access to all vital information. If you would like to schedule a meeting, please call or e-mail for an appointment. In any case, you are always welcome to call, write or e-mail your comments and suggestions.