First District: James D. Waters


Email: FirstDistrict@cityofelmira.net
Office: 607-737-5644
Home: 607-846-3929

I have served the city of Elmira as a police officer for 25 years before retiring to begin a new career helping to serve people with developmental disabilities.  Like many living in this fine city, I have shared in the frustration of the status quo approach of operations, which hasn’t changed in decades.  I feel strongly the greatest resource this city has are the employees and citizens living here albeit those resources are the most underutilized for developing a better, safer city.  My goal throughout this term will be to do my very best to change the approach and methods previously used by the city government and build trustworthy relationships with those serving the city as well as those living in it.