About the Zoning Board and Membership Info

Public participation in government is a keystone of democracies and is possible through local board and commission actions and membership.


Zoning Board members are selected by the Mayor, confirmed by City Council, and serve without pay or compensation. Members must be City residents and serve for terms of two years, and may serve without limit to the number of terms. The Board must include at least one member residing in each City Council district.

If you are interested in applying for a position on the Board, please contact Josanne Reaves in the Mayor’s Office either by email at: Josanne.Reaves@CityOfRochester.Gov or by phone at: (585) 428-6140.  

Full Members:
Tyrese Bryant, Chair        South District
Cora Murphy, Vice Chair Northwest District
Tim N. Tompkins Northeast District
Heath P. Boice-Pardee Northeast District
Eduardo Navarro      East District
Holly Wheeler    East District
Janene S. Miller East District

Alternate Members:  
Joe O'Donnell Northeast District
Melissa Phillips Staff
Matthew Simonis     Secretary
Johanna Brennan  Legal Counsel