Promises Kept, We Have:
- Opened Trustee meetings to the public by moving them to Town Hall and televising them live
- Established an Accabonac Harbor mosquito larvae monitoring program
- Enlarged Georgica Pond’s water quality program, in partnership with Friends of Georgica Pond, the Village of East Hampton and The Nature Conservancy
- Expanded Sag Harbor’s water quality monitoring program, in partnership with Southampton Trustees and Sag Harbor Village
- Proactively pursued a long-term water quality improvement program for Wainscott Pond
- Held numerous public meetings on the Deep Water Wind Project, and are fully engaged in the Federal and State review process
- Promoted public beach access
- Created a horseshoe crab breeding study
- Increased the very popular oyster gardening program
- Spearheaded the Town’s ban of helium balloon release
- Educated students about Trustees’ responsibilities by visiting local schools
And we promise to continue to be actively engaged, searching for answers to the challenges of today and those of tomorrow.
A life-long resident of East Hampton, Francis lives in the Springs with his wife of over 35 years, Barbara. He has been an active member of the East Hampton Fire Department for the past 27 years, and is serving his fourth term as Town Trustee and fifth year as the Clerk, the elected leader of his Trustee peers.
East Hampton’s renowned natural beauty attracts visitors from around the world, imposing pressures on our fragile environment. Facing down undue development as well as the forces of climate change and sea level rise requires Francis Bock’s strong, experienced leadership to continue to manage our ever-changing bodies of water and shorelines.
As Clerk of the Trustees, Francis looks forward to continuing his focus on restoring the health of our harbors, creeks, and ponds. Marine life survival, as well as clean water for recreational use, are essential to our quality of life.
Francis believes in balancing fair and equal use of our public areas while preserving those areas for nature’s needs because our local economy depends upon it. He believes that remembering our past, working in the present, and planning for the future is key to our continued success and effectiveness.
Francis J. Bock is endorsed by the Democratic Party