Tom Bruce, President
Tom Bruce joined the Board of Directors in January 2022 and was appointed to Vice-President in the summer of 2022. He was elected President in November 2022 for a 2-year term starting January 1, 2022 and ending December 31, 2025.
He is the owner and manager of 75 Stutson Street LLC, a multi-purpose venue specializing in musical performances and music education. Music has always been a part of Tom’s life, attending college as a music major, and he still performs as a professional trumpeter today. He also worked in the electrical/lighting industry for many years.
Tom wants to promote goodwill in the community and to work toward year-round viability of business in the area by giving people a reason to come to Charlotte no matter the season.
Linda Litwak, Vice President
Linda (Lindy) Litwak joined the Board of Directors in January 2018 and has served as Director, President and Vice President. Before retirement, Lindy worked in many areas: recruitment for the Red Cross, real estate, and operating a business to provide in-home care to the elderly. Retirement allowed for her family to finally locate in Charlotte, a place they have always loved.
Since joining the board, Lindy has continued the work first started by the Development Committee during and after the community design charrette. She is also working to expand outreach to stakeholders and residents to come together towards the vibrant vision that came from the charrette process. In Lindy’s words, “Community is not a place, a building or an organization. It is a process where community members come together to take action to generate solutions to shared problems.”
In her spare time Lindy enjoys her restored home
Sue Roethel, Secretary
Sue Roethel has proudly served on the Board of Directors since January 2015, serving as Director, Secretary, Vice President, President, and also Board Liaison to several committees. She appreciates taking a leadership role because “that is where real change can take place.” While now retired, Sue’s former day jobs included administrative assistant, public relations and events coordinator, and finally financial administrator for research programs at RIT. She lives in Charlotte and loves the unique beauty of the lake and river confluence and, of course, the fabulous beach and park. Sue’s passions include her family, friends, and serving to better the community.
RoseMary Shaw, Treasurer
RoseMary moved to Charlotte in 2016, bringing with her a lifetime of experience in business management and community involvement. Joining the Board of Directors in June 2018 as Secretary, she was later appointed Treasurer and elected to that position in 2021. RoseMary is officially retired and continues to work part-time for Lakeside Household Sales as cashier. Otherwise, she likes to enjoy her grandchildren and do some sewing, mostly for them. From RoseMary: “I was raised to be of service. I hope to continue to assist the CCA and the Charlotte community however I can.”
Tony Micciche, Director
Tony, although he has had addresses throughout the NW quadrant, will always consider Charlotte to be home. After a full career at Delco in production and management, he moved on to real estate management, trying to provide safe housing for everyone. He served eight years in the County Legislature representing the district and comes to this board with unique knowledge and contacts especially in the area of safety and security.
Patti O’Brien, Director
Serving on the Board of Directors since January 2015, Patti has served as Director, Treasurer, Secretary, and Vice-President. She has also served as the Board Liaison to several committees, including Beautification, Programming, Scholarship, and Youth Engagement, as well as represented the CCA on the Ontario Beach Park Program Committee.
Patti says, “I am the third generation of Charlotte residents in my family. My husband Tim and I joined the Charlotte Community Association in 1975 as soon as we became new homeowners. We love the fantastic views from our backyard overlooking the Turning Point Park turn basin and all the wildlife and serenity that it offers. I have retired from 30-plus years as the Office Manager of Flower City Glass. My goal as an active board member of the CCA is to make Charlotte as welcome to new families as it was to us 47 years ago.”