Michael Hartner concluded a 38-year career in the field of education in 2012, retiring as school superintendent in a community on Long Island. He has since kept busy volunteering in local civic organizations, including Gardiner’s Board of Assessment Review and Environmental Conservation Commission, where he recently served as chair for two years. Mike serves as a volunteer mediator for Small Claims Court matters with the Dispute Resolution Center. He is an avid biker on the trails of Mohonk, Minnewaska, and on the rail trails.
Michael believes his experience and skills are well suited to the community he loves, one with unique natural beauty and plentiful recreational opportunities. Mike believes his experience as a problem solver and mediator will fit in nicely to the Town Board, especially on contentious issues. He looks forward to helping effectively implement the town’s new Comprehensive Plan, including on issues of drinking water, affordable housing, and economic growth within Gardiner.