Daniel S. Degear has served as the DeRuyter Town Supervisor since
January 1, 2008. Dan is the Vice-Chair of the Madison County Board of Supervisors and currently Chairs the Madison
County Government Operations Committee and is the Vice-Chair of the Madison County Public Safety Committee. Dan represents the
Town of DeRuyter and Madison County at both the New York State Association of Counties and the National Association of Counties
as a member of both organization's Public Safety Committees and is a Vice-Chair for the National
Association of Counties Homeland Security Sub-Committee. Dan also serves on the Syracuse Regional Airport Advisory Board.
Dan has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management
with an emphasis on Public Administration and also an Associates Degree in Human Service Management. Additionally, Dan has
numerous certifications from the FEMA Emergency Management Institute and is a proud 2014 recipient of the DeRuyter Honored
Citizens Award given annually at the DeRuyter Fireman's Fair.
Dan is a native of Chenango County having grown up on a 7th generation dairy farm in the Town of Pharsalia. He
comes from a long-line of public servants with members of his family having served Pharsalia during the past century as Town
Clerk, Highway Superintendent, Town Council, and on the Grievance Board.
Dan and his wife, Jessica, have two children attending DeRuyter Central High School and are often found on the sidelines
of DeRuyter volleyball and soccer games. The Degear family are active members of DeRuyter's St. Lawrence Catholic Church.
Dan, a proud father of an Eagle Scout, volunteers with the DeRuyter Boy Scout Troop 14 where he teaches the citizenship merit
badge series and assists with the troop's DeRuyter Lake dock fundraising efforts. Dan is also a member of the Tioughnioda
Ruritan Club where he is currently serving as its vice-president.