Mark W. Assini

Town Supervisor

Mark Assini was born and raised in Gates. He graduated from Gates-Chili High School, Monroe Community College and Rochester Institute of Technology. He is currently the Gates Town Supervisor and has held the position since elected back in 2010.

His prior professional experience includes serving as Financial Analyst at Eastman Kodak, Cost Accountant at Pfaudler and as Marketing Director for the nation’s largest salt mine American Rock Salt. He also served as Monroe County Legislator and was instrumental in getting legislature to enact term limits to the executive office.

Mr. Assini is married to Mary Ann Clarno. He has three children Amanda, Kathryn and Nicholas including three grandchildren Jason, Ashlyn and Cora.

If you wish to contact Supervisor Assini,  you may call him at 247-6100,  email him at or stop by the Town Hall.

Lee A. Cordero


Lee Cordero was elected in 2014 to the Gates Town Board.  He and his wife Elizabeth,  have been married for 28 years and have been Gates residents all along. He has been and currently is a small business owner here in the town and owned a NASCAR collectibles store in Gates for 15 years and currently owns and operates a lawn, landscape and snow removal business for the past 14 years.

He is the chair person founder of the annual Breast Cancer Golf Tournament . He enjoys working with the Supervisor and other Town Board Members to better serve the residents in the town and make Gates a better place to live.    Councilman Cordero serves as a liaison to the Gates Planning Board as well as the POD (Point of Dispensing) emergency manager liaison for the Town.

If you would like to contact Councilman Cordero, please email  him at

David R. DiCaro


David DiCaro has been a proud resident of the Town of Gates since the early 1960’s when at the age of 7 his family moved here from the City of Rochester. A graduate of Gates Chili Schools, Dave continued his education at both Monroe Community College and the Rochester Institute of Technology.

In 1979, he was honored to be hired as a Gates Police Officer where he had the opportunity to serve and protect the Town he called home. During his 34 year career in the Gates Police Department, Dave held many supervisory positions including almost seven years as the Chief of Police. Dave is now the Director of Safety & Security at St. John Fisher College and is also an adjunct professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

“My parents came to the Town of Gates because they knew it was a good place to live, educate and raise their kids, a place to live a better life. I joined the Town Board focused on assuring that others can find the same opportunity and happiness that we found in the Town of Gates.”

He currently serves as the town liaison for the Gates Conservation Board.

If you would like to contact Councilman DiCaro,  please email him at

Christopher B. DiPonzio


Chris DiPonzio was first elected back in 2007 to the Gates Town Board.  He is a lifelong resident of the town and a prominent business owner of DiPonzio Funeral Home, located on Spencerport Rd.    He continues to bring his experience from the private sector along with his proven record of public service to the town.

Since elected,  he  has commissioned the Gates Recreation & Parks and has serve as liaison on the Zoning Board of Appeals and has always listened and responded to residents of the town.    He currently serves as the Deputy Town Supervisor as well as the town liaison for Recreation & Parks Commission.

Chris is married to Nancy and has 2 children, Merrill and Tyler who both attend the Gates Chili School District.  He supports many community organizations and is proud of the community he serves.

He is a member of the Gates Amite Club, Gates Chili Chamber of Commerce and Italian America Sports Club.  As a business owner he gives back to the community by sponsoring Gates Youth organizations and sports teams. He and his wife Nancy continue to sponsor the Dictionary Project at Neil Armstrong Elementary School.

If you would like to contact Councilman DiPonzio, please email him at

Steve Tucciarello


Steve Tucciarello was elected in 2015 to the Gates Town Board and is liaison to the Zoning Board of Appeals. In 2016 Councilman Tucciarello proposed and had passed a new Gates Town Law dealing with foreclosed and Zombie homes.

Prior to Councilman Tucciarello’s election to the Gates Town Board, he represented the community in the Monroe County Legislature for a full ten year term. During his time in the Legislature he served as the Majority Leader, leading the caucus from May 2013 to December 2015 and as Deputy Majority leader from 2010-2013. Steve was Chairman of the Transportation, Planning & Economics Development and Environmental & Public Works Committees. As Legislator, Steve was also a member of the Ways & Means, the Recreation & Education, Intergovernmental Relations, and Agenda Charter Committee. He also was legislative representative on the Monroe County Airport Authority, the 911 Operations Board and the Office of the Aging Council for Elders.

Beyond his duties in government, Steve also served on the Board of Directors of the; Westside YMCA and Gates-Chili Chamber of Commerce, and he is a member of Gates Amita and the F.O. Eagles.

In the past, Steve has served on the Gates Zoning Board of Appeals from 1994-2005 and as its Chairman from 1998-2005. He was also a member of the Gates Conservation Board and the Gates Town Civil Officer.

Steve owns a successful business, Colony Dry Cleaners in Gates on Howard Rd. He and his wife Lynnette are proud parents of two children, both attending college.

If you would like to contact Councilman Tucciarello,  please call him at 585-235-2338 or  email at

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