Protecting Dryden: Dan Lamb, Town Board

Protecting Dryden includes economic development that will help grow the tax base; for instance, by investing in local attractions like the Rail Trail and our parks and promoting them to increase tourism.”

Dryden’s Deputy Supervisor as well as a town board member, Dan Lamb places a high value on public input as Dryden charts its future. One of his goals is to reduce Dryden’s property tax burden by finding strategic opportunities for economic development that will grow the town’s tax base. For example, Dan is working to revitalize Dryden’s Revolving Loan Fund to support small businesses and create local jobs.

Another of his top priorities is to preserve, protect and promote Dryden’s natural beauty and natural resources. Dan strongly favors implementing the bipartisan plan for the Dryden Rail Trail, spearheading the effort to connect the villages to Varna and Ithaca with multi-use recreational paths that will replace long-abandoned train tracks. He supports having the town help the village refurbish Montgomery Park and is working to fulfill the goals of the Varna Plan.

A 13-year resident of McLean, Dan teaches at the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs. Tompkins County residents know him best as the former District Representative for US Congressman Maurice Hinchey, running Hinchey’s local offices in Ithaca and in Binghamton.