Heather Waters

Town Board
Title: Town Councilor
Phone: 315-637-3414
Heather Waters

Heather Allison Waters - Town Councilor

Heather most recently worked as an Assistant Dean for Advancement at Syracuse University. She holds a BA from Mount Holyoke College and an MS from Columbia University. She serves on the Advisory Council of OCM BOCES Innovation Tech High School, and advocates alongside LGBTQ+ youth and people with disabilities. Born and raised in the town, Waters lives in Fayetteville with her husband, Sterling, and their 10 year-old, Riley.

Heather was elected to the Manlius Town Board in 2019 and invites residents with young families and newcomers to participate in government. Heather is a trained mediator, and she authored the updates to the Town’s public meeting rules, which launched the “Open Podium” public comment program. She is leading the town’s pay equity audit, Co-chairs the Comprehensive Plan Committee, the Tree Commission, and she serves as the liaison to the Assessment and Police departments. She is a member of the multi-agency Critical Response Committee and the Deer Management Committee.

Term of Office
January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2023

Liaison / Committee Positions

  • Assessor Liaison
  • Comprehensive Plan Committee
  • Critical Response Committee 
  • Deer Management Committee
  • Personnel & Employee Relations
  • Police Committee
  • Tree Commission


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