William Nicholson

Town Board
Title: Town Councilor
Phone: 315-637-3414
William Nicholson

William Nicholson - Town Councilor

I was born and raised in Fayetteville, my first job was delivering the Eagle Bulletin on my bicycle. I returned to my hometown in my late 20’s as a parent, eager to share the placid environment of my childhood with my own son. 

The Town of Manlius is known for its pastoral beauty, its natural and community resources, and its high standard of living. I am deeply committed to the preservation of these qualities, while assuring that all residents, businesses, and guests are welcomed and served by a competent and responsive government. In the Town of Manlius, every person has a rightful say in the planning and use of their community. As your representative on the Town Board, my commitment is to a healthy community where everyone can thrive. 

I am dedicated to the responsible stewardship of the assets and resources that make the Town of Manlius a wonderful place to live, work and prosper, while meeting the unprecedented challenges we are now facing. A just, equitable recovery requires transparency and integrity from leaders, and full participation so that all voices are heard. I am eager to serve the Town of Manlius as a Councilor, advancing the important progress being made:  instilling greater transparency, responsible land use planning, promoting climate sustainability, increasing citizen participation and amplifying social justice efforts within the Town.

My professional life has been spent predominantly in direct service to my community, an expression of the values instilled in me as a child. Values of humility, integrity, justice and kindness. These values are what drive me to serve in public office today. Securing the dignity and rights due to everyone regardless of race, class, gender, ability, or other defining characteristic has been central to both my career path, and my own personal evolution. Working together with a diverse group of determined people to make change for the better is my passion. 

I hold a degree in Public Affairs from SUNY, and am also a graduate of both Leadership Greater Syracuse, and the Central New York Political Leadership Institute

Term of Office

January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2025

Liaisons / Committees

  • Deer Mananagement 
  • Police Committee
  • Stormwater & Engineering 
  • Village of Minoa Liaison
  • Receiver of Taxes
  • Assessment

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