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Ithaca, NY  14850
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Tompkins County Legislator

Carol Chock


 Carol I. Chock (D)
District 3 - City of Ithaca

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Carol Chock was elected on December 18, 2007. She brings to the County Legislature a strong background in city and regional planning, fundraising and grant writing, as well as a history of civic involvement.

A 40-year resident of Tompkins County and graduate of Cornell University with a Masters degree in city and regional planning, Carol served as Associate Director of Foundation Relations at Cornell University for 23 years. Her previous experience includes the Health and Human Services Committee, the Public Safety Committee, and membership on the Tompkins County Strategic Tourism Planning Board (STPB), where she led the development of the Board’s 2005 Strategic Plan and a redesign of the evaluation process for the STPB’s 12 grant programs. In the past, she has served on local and regional organizations such as the Ithaca Community Self-Reliance Center, Ithaca Women Against Rape (a pre-cursor to Ithaca Rape Crisis and the Advocacy Center), Ecology Action of Tompkins County, Tompkins County Cooperative Extension Home Economics Program Committee, and the Ithaca Community Childcare Center Board.

While associated with the Ithaca Community Childcare Center, she conceived and helped to build the nation’s first purpose-built daycare center as a partnership involving the parent-run board, Cornell University, foundations, and corporations.  Carol has worked on a broad spectrum of issues, including public-private partnerships, affordable housing, protection of our natural resources from potential negative effects of Marcellus Shale gas drilling, economic equity, voting rights, tourism, arts and culture, She ran for office to help maintain the high quality of life we enjoy in Tompkins County.
Carol lives in the City with her husband, Paul Mazzarella. Their four children attended Ithaca Schools.
Legislators are elected and serve for four years. Current terms run from 2014 through 2017.