Sylvia Overby

Town Board
Title: Councilwoman
Phone: 631-324-2620


Councilwoman Sylvia Overby is in her second term of office as a member of the East Hampton Town Board.  Elected for her first term in 2011, Sylvia previously served her community for a 7-year term on the Planning Board, four years as its chair.

Sylvia and her husband have lived in Amagansett for 31 years where they raised their two sons.

Sylvia has a Bachelor of Science degree from Emory University.  She taught Middle School, was a manager for Macy’s, and was a partner in a small business.

An environmental advocate, Sylvia is dedicated to protecting our fragile natural resources as well as historic preservation.

Legislative Assignments

  • Housing and Community Development
  • Planning Department (Planning Board, ARB, ZBA)
  • Sanitation


Hamlet Assignment

  • Wainscottt Citizens Advisory Committee


Projects in 2016

  • Hamlet Studies/Business Study, a long range planning initiative
  • The Manor Houses, an affordable condominium home ownership project
  • Amagansett 531, an affordable mixed income rental project
  • Amagansett Life Saving Station historic restoration
  • Energy Sustainability projects including micro grids and Climate Action Plan


Liaison Assignments

  • Anti-Bias Task Force
  • Architectural Review Board
  • Arts Council
  • Business Committee
  • Community Housing Opportunity Fund Advisory Board
  • Planning Board
  • Zoning Board Of Appeals 


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