Chris Werner was sworn in as Member of the Brighton Town Council on January 1, 2012. He previously served the town on the Parks and Recreation Board for 8 years and enjoyed 20 years as a girls’ soccer coach serving on the Boards of Brighton Recreational Soccer and the Stormers Soccer Club and as President. He also served on the Board and as President of the Epilepsy Association of Greater Rochester.
Chris and his wife, Lissa, have lived in the Brighton Struckmar neighborhood since 1988 where they raised their two daughters.
He is an Attorney with 45 years in private practice and is Of Counsel with the Boylan Code, LLP law firm. He was an Assistant Professor at Monroe Community College in the School of Criminal Law and Justice for 20 years. He has served as a Trustee of the Monroe County Bar Association and as Chair of the Ethics, Professional Performance, Public Education and Bankruptcy committees.
As a Member of Town Council, Chris has served as member and Chair of all four Town Board Committees – Finance, Public Works, Community Service and Public Safety where he is the current Chair. He is also liaison to the Parks and Recreation Citizen Advisory Board and was previously liaison to the Sustainability Oversight Committee.
Chris is a graduate of SUNY Albany and the National Law Center at George Washington University..