Terri Ward (R)
Born and raised in Sullivan County, Terri currently lives in Callicoon with her husband and two children. She is a graduate of Sullivan County Community College and SUNY Oneonta with a B.S. in Communications. She was the President/CEO of the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce for 9 years, and when she began, she was the youngest chamber CEO in the country at the age of 24. While at the Chamber Mrs. Ward invented the world’s first solely Mobile Chamber of Commerce and trademarked the slogan “Chamber on the Run”. She and her staff traveled around the County operating out of a 37’ RV that was converted into offices and also became the first chamber to be 98% paperless. She was honored by the NYS Business and Professional Women’s Association as Business Woman of the Year in 2011 for her accomplishments as the Chamber Executive. Mrs. Ward represents the largest district in the County and serves as the Chairwoman of the Public Safety Committee. During her first year, she created and passed Dean’s Law, which instituted an Animal Abuse Registry for offenders to be placed on when convicted of animal abuse crimes. She assisted in forming one of the first Land Banks in NYS for our County to restore blighted properties and buildings and put them back on the tax rolls. Mrs. Ward enjoys spending time with her husband and children fishing, hiking, and kayaking.