Jeffrey J. Pollock, Chairperson

Jeff is a long-time Trustee of the Landmark Society of Western New York with leadership positions within the society, including two terms as their President; further he is a Board Member of Preservation Action (Washington, DC) representing New York State, with a focus on preservation awareness and tax credits. Other community activity has been with Writers & Books where he was the Past President, The  Arts and Cultural Council for Greater Rochester as past Trustee and Family Service of Rochester as past Trustee. Prior to moving to Pittsford over thirty years ago, he restored the Sloan “summer house” on East Avenue in Rochester. Jeff has a strong interest in historic preservation and the enrichment that brings to the community. Current Term of Office (2021-2023)

Virginia Searl

Virginia Searl is a life long resident of Pittsford who lived in the Village from 1981 to 2001.  As a child and young adult and since 2001 she has lived in her family home, a 1912 Craftsman Bungalow in National Register of Historic Places district eligible Long Meadow, Monroe County’s oldest residential suburban neighborhood.  She has served on the HPB as a town resident member since 2020.  Previously she served on the Architectural and Preservation Review Board (APRB, predecessor to the HPB) from 1987 to 1999 serving as chair from 1988 to 1998.  Virginia is a registered architect licensed in the State of New York and is federally qualified under 36 CFR 61, in Architecture and Historic Architecture, Federal Register Vol. 48, No 190.  She was employed at Bero Architecture from 1996 to 2019 and was an owner partner from 2008 to her retirement.  Prior to joining Bero Architecture she worked with Martha M. Gates, a Pittsford architect with a specialty in custom passive solar homes.  Searl’s interest in sustainable and ecologically responsible architecture continues.  She has presented several local and regional preservation conferences, including providing New York State Historic Preservation Office sponsored training for preservation boards. Current Term of Office (2020-2023)

Daniel Olson

Dan is originally from the Northern Suburbs of Chicago and moved to Rochester in 2014. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from John Carroll University where he met his wife Kylie, a Pittsford native. Dan and Kylie have lived on Church Street since 2018, actively renovating and restoring their home while focusing on the original character and charm of the 19th Century house. Current Term of Office (2022-2025)

Christopher Dabroski

Chris is a resident of the Village of Pittsford on Washington Road. He has always had an eye for the details of historic homes and the character in them. He is thrilled to be able to contribute his interest and expertise in preservation to the Village. His family owned and operated a fence contracting business for 25 years where he was involved in many of the projects that pertained to historic fence styles and their construction. Chris is a TIAA Financial Consultant and has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from the State University of New York at Canton. He is a member of the Landmark Society of Western New York.  Current Term of Office (2022-2025)


Bill McBride, Alternate

Bill McBride, his wife, Sean, and their four children moved into a historic house in the Village of Pittsford in 1994 from a different residential environment in the Town of Pittsford. “We were interested in the unique quality of life that the village could offer a family. We were not disappointed. The proximity and quality of the shops, schools and services, the nearby diversity of families and the physical character of the Village gave us what we were looking for in the living environment. I am interested in helping to maintain and enhance this unique environment. Current Term of Office (2020-2025)

Cristina Lanahan, Alternate

Cristina, has a Bachelor of Architecture from The University of Notre Dame. Thereafter, she  spent several years working in Boston, MA predominately on historic renovation and new construction in historic locations. She and her family relocated to Pittsford in 2001 and purchased a house on Locust Street that appears on Village maps as early as 1872. It was formerly the home of the Hicks family. Current Term of Office (2019-2024)