District 8

Barry J. Cheney

Barry J. Cheney

District 8

Email Barry Cheney

Representing the Towns of Tuxedo and Warwick and the Villages of Greenwood Lake, Tuxedo Park and Warwick.

Personal (Pedigree)

  • Raised in Randolph (Morris County), New Jersey 
  • Resides in the Village of Warwick since 1979
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Clarkson College of Technology
  • Licensed Professional Engineer in New York and New Jersey
  • Married to Lynn, three children and four grandchildren

Business/Government Experience

  • Retired after a 40-year professional career in consulting engineering leading government infrastructure and environmental remediation projects and managing business operations
  • Past President, Orange/Sullivan Chapter of NYS Society of Professional Engineers
  • Trustee, Village of Warwick 2008-Current
  • Deputy Mayor, Village of Warwick 2012-Current focusing on infrastructure projects related to water, wastewater and public works
  • Member, Village of Warwick Planning Board for 22-years; six years as Chairman

Community Involvement

  • Central Place Strategy Committee, Village of Warwick, Chairman 
  • Comprehensive Master Plan Committee, Village of Warwick, Member  
  • Memorial Park Master Plan Committee, Village of Warwick, Member 
  • Space Needs Assessment Committee, Warwick Valley Central School District, Member  
  • Capital Improvement Committee, Warwick Valley Central School District, Member 
  • Warwick Little League (30+years), Coach, Commissioner and Director 
  • Warwick United Methodist Church for (40 years) held numerous leadership positions  

Political Affiliation

  • Republican
  • Endorsed by Conservative and Independence Party

Important Issues

  • Financial Stability
  • Economic Development
  • Environmental Responsibility
  • Infrastructure Asset Management
  • Shared Government Services with Municipalities

County Roles (Chairs, Committees, Subcommittees, County Boards, Agencies)

  • Physical Services Committee, Chairperson 2015 to present, Member 2014
  • Rules, Enactments and Intergovernmental Relations Committee, 2018 to present
  • Ways and Means Committee, 2022 to present
  • Education and Economic Development Committee, Chairperson 2014, Member 2015-2021, 2023
  • Personnel and Compensation Committee, 2014-2017  

Special Committees:

  • Green Committee, Member, Former Chairperson  
  • Orange County Sewer District No.1 Advisory Committee, Member
  • Orange County Climate Smart Communities Task Force, Member
  • Orange County Transportation Council Transit Sub Committee, Member
  • Electrical Licensing Board, Member