I was the youngest of three children in a family of five, my father worked as a Syracuse Fire Fighter and my mother worked as a Registered Nurse. I moved to Brockport in 1989, to pursue a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science and after graduation I stayed in the Rochester area.
I married my husband Ryan Frykholm in 1998 and we moved to the oldest subdivision in Perinton in 2002 because we knew it would be a great place to raise our family. We then welcomed our children through International Adoption. Our kids attended Jefferson Avenue Elementary School and will be attending Minerva Deland and Fairport High School this Fall.
Between 2012 and 2016 I served as the Deputy Clerk for the Town of Perinton. If you visited the Perinton Town Clerk’s office during that time to pay your taxes, obtain a marriage license, renew your dog license, or purchase a hunting or fishing license, chances are we have already met. You may also know me from Canal Days or the Scare Crow Festival as the owner of Kettle Corn Corner, Inc.
I am running for the office of Perinton Town Clerk because I understand the important role of the Clerk's Office in ensuring government transparency. As the records management officer for the Town, the Clerk is responsible for compliance with the Freedom of Information Law and fulfilling information requests from the public. Making records and meeting minutes readily available to the public improves citizen participation and strengthens our community.
The Clerk's office is an important point of contact for many residents in Perinton. As the world has become more complicated, it is difficult to know where to find reliable information. Our community is home to many not-for-profit consumer organizations yet finding the right connections to helpful services is not always easy. Making the most of our contact with residents when they visit the Clerk's office and providing useful information about what our community has to offer can help improve the quality of life for many Perinton residents.