Pencil sketch by Mary Ann Barr 2021
Town Hall, 1830 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY 14850
Clerk Adelman was elected to her first term in November 2021. She is serving a two-year term from 1/1/2022–12/31/2023.
Previously, Adelman was appointed by the Town Board to fulfill the role of Town Clerk and Tax Collector on September 23, 2020 following the previous Town Clerk's resignation. That 2-year term ran from 1/1/2020–12/312021.
Janice has taken on many diverse roles in her career path, including—but not limited to—Apple computer repair technician, technical writer, biotech operations manager, research scientist, and adjunct professor. Her most rewarding experiences have been serving in multiple governance and committee positions for both the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Janice moved with her family to Danby in March 2020. She joined the ranks of Town Government as the interim Town Clerk on September 23, 2020.
PhD in Applied Social Psychology
Claremont Graduate University
MSc in Neurobiology
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
BA in Neuroscience and Psychology Minor in French Literature
The Town of Danby sits on the traditional & ancestral land of the Gayogoho:no’ (Cayuga Nation), one of the five nations to first form the Haudenosaunee. Indigenous peoples were largely forced out of Upstate New York by the Sullivan-Clinton Expedition in 1779. The land that would become the Town of Danby was a part of the Watkins and Flint Purchase, a 336,380 acre patent granted by New York State to numerous eastern investors in 1794.