Jim Zimar, President
Jim has been a resident of the HCS District since 1959 and has served on the Board of Education since 1998. He is a graduate of HCS (Class of 1977) and holds a B.A. from SUNY Geneseo in English Literature. Jim is currently employed as a wine maker for Prejean Winery in Penn Yan. In addition, he is an EMT in the Pulteney Volunteer Ambulance Corps., a member of the Pulteney Volunteer Fire Co., a charter life member of the American Motorcyclist Association and a member of the National Rifle Association. Jim and his wife Candy have three sons who have all graduated from HCS.
Lynda has been a resident of Hammondsport since 1996. She holds a B.S. in Education from Ohio University, with added course work in project management and Six Sigma/LEAN for nonprofit process improvement. Lynda is currently employed as Director of Turning Point, a service priority of Catholic Charities of Steuben. She and her husband, Jon, have three children all of whom attend or graduated from HCS. More information can be found at www.lyndalowin.com.
Rick has been a resident of the HCS District since 1999 and has served on the Board of Education since 2002. He holds a B.A. from St. Bonaventure University and is currently employed as an insurance industry training consultant. Rick and his wife Deborah have two sons, Cameron and Colin.
Kevin W. Bennett
Kevin has been a resident of the Hammondsport district since 1998 and was elected to the Board of Education in August 2013. He holds a B.S. in Applied Science in Engineering from Rutgers University and is currently employed as a development manager at Corning Incorporated. Kevin and his wife Christine have two daughters, who currently attend school at HCS.
Dennis Carlson, Vice President
Dennis and his wife, Pamela, have been part of the Hammondsport Central School District for nine years and have four children and six grandchildren. Mr. Carlson holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters Degree from Clarkson University, and has served in the United States marine Corps. Dennis serves on the boards of the Keuka Lake Association, Glenn H. Curtiss Museum and is a member of the Wayne Town Board. Prior to becoming a HCSD Board Member, Dennis had an active roll on the HCS Strategic Planning Committe and Strategic Planning Group and most recently is actively involved in the HCS Buiding Maintenance Project.