Janet Zinck is a life-long resident of Henrietta who feels privileged to have served her community. As Councilwoman for the Town of Henrietta for 16 years, she understands first-hand the concerns of the residents of her community, whether old, young, rich or poor. While on the Town Board, she was the liaison to the Henrietta Public Library, the Recreation Commission and
a past Chair of the Finance Committee.
Ms. Zinck is also a leader outside of town government. She is a Professor in the Department of Hospitality and formerly served as Coordinator for Cooperative Education at Monroe Community College (MCC). She has received numerous awards for her work in education, being honored with the Co-Curricular Special Achievement Award and selected as Faculty Advisor of the Year at MCC, named to Who's Who Among America's Teachers at Community Colleges numerous times, and has received the Student Teaching Award of Excellence from Nazareth College. Ms. Zinck has also been inducted into the Rush-Henrietta Alumni Council's Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame and has received the State of New York (SUNY) Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Ms. Zinck has always been deeply committed to her community and profession. Currently, she serves as Vice President of the International Society of Travel & Tourism Educators, as well as on the committees for the RH Bicentennial and the Rochester Real Beer Week 5K, which benefits Camp Good Days and the Park Point Summer Concert Series. In addition, Ms. Zinck and her family have always been deeply involved in supporting Juvenile Diabetes programs.
Ms. Zinck returned to school to obtain her Bachelors and Master’s degrees, all while raising her children. She and her husband are blessed to have four daughters, Leslie, Allison, Meagan and Rebecca, and seven grandchildren.