- Grant Recipient
- 9689 Hwy 20, Bridgewater, NY 13313, USA
- 42.878704, -75.246230
Route 20 Association of New York State
BORN 1908. WORKED AS
CARPENTER. SERVED AS VILLAGE
TRUSTEE 1960-1969. ELECTED
MAYOR 1974, ONE OF NY STATE’S
FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN MAYORS.
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2019
Everett Holmes was a carpenter in the village of Bridgewater. He served three terms as a village trustee in the 1960s. His efforts to beautify the village included the erection of a soldiers’ monument in 1969. In 1974, as a result of write-in ballots, Holmes was elected mayor of the village. He was one of the first African American mayors in New York State and served for several terms. He died in 1982.