“Protecting Dryden means delivering high-quality services more efficiently and cost-effectively, for example by working with other towns and villages to avoid duplication of efforts and negotiate better purchasing contracts.”
As a member of the Tompkins County Legislature, Mike Lane represents the east side of Dryden, including the villages of Dryden and Freeville. He was elected to the Legislature after serving five terms as Mayor of the Village of Dryden.
Mike’s key issues are economic development and environmental protection. He is a proponent of using targeted tax incentives to foster the development of new manufacturing jobs that pay a living wage or better. Mike opposed the industrialization that would have come with hydrofracking and believes that renewable energy resources are the key to Dryden’s future. He firmly believes that Dryden residents can work together to create communities that are safe, happy, and affordable.
Mike is the current Chair of the County Legislature and recently headed the County Transportation Committee, which looks at present and future needs in the areas of highways, air service, trails, and mass transit. He is the County’s representative to the Tompkins County Council of Governments, which studies possibilities for cost savings and efficiencies through consolidation of services. He is also County liaison to the TC3 Board of Trustees.
A graduate of the Dryden Central Schools, Mike runs a civil law practice in the Village, serves as a trustee on the Southworth Library Association, and belongs to the Dryden Sertoma Club.