Major responsibilities include:
Preside at meetings of the Village Board of Trustees
Provide for the enforcement of all laws
Appoint all Department Heads and non-elected officers, subject to
Protect the rights of Village residents
Execute all village contracts
Take all measures to protect the property, safety, health, comfort,
and general welfare of the village residents
Term of Office: 2 years
Bryan F. Cranna is a graduate of Hudson High School, and attended Columbia
Green Community College and Marist College. He is the son of Donald
Cranna, a retired Sergeant of the Hudson Police, and Joann Lewicki, a
He is the former Executive Director of Taconic Resources, an
independent living center in Dutchess County. Under Bryan’s tenure as
executive director, the agency saw its outreach grow to serving more
than 24,000 individuals with disabilities a year. The agency also
formed partnerships with other agencies and organizations, bringing
disability awareness to aide in breaking down the barriers that prevent
access and inclusion for persons with disabilities.
In 2004 Mayor Cranna left Taconic Resources upon being named
Assistant to the Chairman of the Dutchess County Legislature. Bryan
served under then Chairman Brad Kendall until December of 2006, when
Brad Kendall was appointed Dutchess County Clerk by Governor George
Pataki, and Kendall appointed Bryan, Deputy County Clerk, a position he
still holds today. He oversees the legal division of the County Clerk’s
Mayor Cranna was first elected to the Village of Tivoli
Board of Trustees in 2004 and was reelected in 2006, 2008, and was
reelected to a fourth term in March of 2010, winning 66% of the vote.
In November of 2010, Mayor Cranna announced his candidacy for Mayor and
on March 15th was elected Mayor of Tivoli.
During his tenure as a Trustee, Mayor Cranna voted to
approve funding for various projects and programs that help to move
Tivoli forward and to ensure the safety and welfare of the residents.
He is proud to have sponsored a resolution during his first year in
office that granted a tax exemption to seniors over the age of sixty
five with limited incomes. In October 2010, then Trustee Cranna
proposed and passed through legislation ensured Tivoli’s Memorial Park
is tobacco free.
In addition to his governmental roles, Bryan has been
involved with various community agencies and programs. They include the
Red Church Historical Society, Leadership Dutchess, Provoost Park,
Dutchess County Human Rights Commission, Dutchess County District
Attorney’s Crime Victim Sub-Committee, PANDA Television, Access Dutchess
County, Dutchess Health 2000, and the Dutchess County Developmental
Disability Planning Committee.
As Mayor, Mayor Cranna has further opened the lines of
communication to village residents. The Mayor allows residents an
opportunity to address the Board of Trustees at the beginning of board
meetings, rather than at the end. This allows the Mayor and Trustees an
opportunity to hear where residents stand on certain issues before they
are voted upon. In addition, Mayor Cranna established the weekly
“Conversations with the Mayor”. This is an opportunity upon which Mayor
Cranna dedicates one evening a week to meeting face to face with
residents on an array of topics that the resident chooses. These
conversations better allow the Mayor to hear directly from residents,
their opinions and ideas as to the day to day operations of the
In February 2008, Mayor Cranna won the Shaker Award.
The Shaker Award is given to individuals under the age of forty who have
made remarkable strides in their community. He is also the recipient of
the 2007 George H. Sibley Award, The Young Republican of the
Year, presented to him by the New York State Young Republicans Club, as
well as the 2003 Leadership Dutchess Commitment Award.
The Mayor and his
wife Christina reside on Woods Road in Tivoli, with their two sons
Kieran and Shane.