***Offices/Officials (Town)***

Fred Costello

Fred Costello Jr.


Fred is a life-long resident of Saugerties and a graduate of Saugerties High School. He studied business administration at Ulster County Community College and economics and international relations at SUNY New Paltz. In 1992, he participated in a study mission to Israel where he observed national elections, studied Arab- Israeli relations & regional history and economics.


Fred manages two family businesses--Sue's Restaurant and Costello Court Apartments. Highly regarded for his tremendous work ethic and nonpartisan approach to town government, Fred was appointed by Supervisor Helsmoortel in 2004 to serve as the town's Deputy Supervisor, a position he continues to hold today.

Fred is currently serving his 3rd term as a Town Board member.

Fred serves as the board's liaison to the following committees/departments:

  • Police
  • Parks (Recreation) and Buildings


In addition, Fred actively pursues and encourages businesses to locate and grown in Saugertes.  Some of his primary accomplishments include:

  • Overseeing the successful construction of the Skate Park.
  • Helping complete the largest comprehensive traffic and water source studies in Town history.
  • Helping set Saugerties on a path to preserve its open space and plan for a clean and affordable energy future.