Sylvia Overby - Councilwoman
Sylvia Overby for Town Board
Sylvia Overby Family
Sylvia Overby was born in California and raised in Florida.
It has been said that she
puts the charm in "southern.
and husband Steve, who was born and raised in Huntington, Long Island, have been living in Amagansett for 27 years.
Their two sons, Alec and Andrew, are graduates of Amagansett Elementary and East Hampton Middle School and High School
Last year, Alec was married to Blake in a ceremony at the Amagansett Presbyterian Church with the bride's father officiating!
Sylvia has a bachelor's degree in biology.
She has taught middle school biology, been a manager for Macy's, where she met Steve, and, while living in Atlanta, started her own business baking restaurant cheesecakes.
The business was sold profitably just before she
and Steve moved to Amagansett full-time.
is one of those people who works tirelessly for the well-being of East Hampton
and its people, both behind and only slightly in front of the scenes.
She has long been a member of the Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee and served for six years as its chair.
She was chair of the Hamlets and Villages sub-committee for the East Hampton Comprehensive Plan.
She then served a seven-year term on the East Hampton Planning Board, four years as its chair.
There are very few members of our community with a deeper understanding of planning and land-use issues.
is dedicated to protecting our fragile natural environment while ensuring that there is ample opportunity for business people to earn a living, for working families to live well, and for all of us to enjoy the treasures of the natural world that surround us.
What people have said about Sylvia
is a true community advocate.
The best advice I received from her
was to learn how to save.
on the town Board.
(Ozzie Palomo, East Hampton High 2000, ADS Ventures, Boston)
loves our community and wants to keep it both beautiful and livable.
knows the issues and is balanced in her
approach to safeguarding what we love.
(Peter Joyce, Montauk business owner)
"We need five Sylvias on our Town Board.
makes good things happen.
(Amanda Corwin, East Hampton High 2011)
"Sylvia is a true leader who inspires, negotiates fairly, and unites.
is a fighter for the good of all the people of East Hampton
(Joan Tulp, Amagansett)
is undoubtedly one of the most experienced and well-prepared candidates ever to run for this office.
(Judith Hope, former Town Supervisor)