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 in Public Sector and also an Associates Degree in Human Service Management. Additionally, Dan has numerous
certifications from the FEMA Emergency Management Institute. He is proud to be a 2014 recipient of the DeRuyter Honored Citizens
Award, an award given annually at the DeRuyter Fireman's Fair.
Dan is a native of Central New York having grown up on a 7th generation dairy farm. He comes from a long-line
of public servants with members of his family having served their hometown during the past century as Town Clerk, Highway
Superintendent, Town Council, and on the Grievance Board.
Dan and his wife, Jessica, have two children. Their son, Nate, is attending the U-Albany majoring in Emergency
Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cyber Security and their daughter, Jaidan, attends DeRuyter Central High School. Dan & Jess are often found
on the sidelines of volleyball games for both the DeRuyter Rockets and the Crown City Volleyball Club. 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. Dan is also a member of the Tioughnioda Ruritan Club
where he is currently serving as the club's 2019 president.