Pencil sketch by Mary Ann Barr 2021
Joel has been a Danby resident since ….? He has been consistently involved in town governance, serving on multiple boards and committees over the years, including Town Board, Planning Board, Conservation Advisory Council and others.
Joel is a true homesteader and a prolific gardener.
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.