Peter Van Scoyoc was elected to two four-year terms as a town councilman and served as Deputy Town Supervisor before, midway through this second term, being elected East Hampton Town Supervisor in 2017.
His family roots in East Hampton date back to the 1700s, and he lives in Northwest Woods on land that was once part of the family's farm.
Mr. Van Scoyoc has been a small business owner for several decades, operating a residential construction company and seasonal charter fishing business. Before becoming a councilman, he served on the town Planning Board, and chaired the Zoning Board of Appeals.
Peter's focus in Town government has included protecting, preserving, and restoring natural habitats, protecting water quality, promoting fiscally sound management practices, increasing public access to our bays, harbors and beaches, improving infrastructure, coastal resiliency planning, and building community.
Since becoming Supervisor in January, 2018, among many other projects, he has spearheaded long-term planning efforts for downtown Montauk, including the creation of a community wastewater treatment system and a beach protection committee to plan for erosion control efforts, and the development of a blueprint for coastal resiliency and eventual coastal retreat.
Supervisor Van Scoyoc has overseen the Town's robust response to a water quality crisis in Wainscott, including establishing a water district to provide clean drinking water to residents by extending public water mains and offering rebates to residents for household filtration systems.
In support of the Town's goals of using 100-percent renewable energy, the Supervisor has advanced energy sustainability efforts, including the Energize East Hampton campaign offering incentives to residents for solar installations and other energy-saving devices, and has continued assessments of and reductions in energy usage at public buildings.
The Supervisor has supported ongoing hamlet studies designed to chart the future of the town's commercial areas, and worked toward the completion of new affordable housing, including the town's manor house project on Accabonac Road and the East Hampton Housing Authority's Gansett Meadows project in Amagansett.