Board of Trustees at Flour City


The GCCS – Flour City Board of Trustees is responsible for ensuring that the school operates in a fiscally sound manner and maintains fidelity to the philosophy, program, and policies set forth in the school’s charter.

Important Information About Our Upcoming Meetings:

GCCS – Flour City Board of Trustees Meetings

The next GCCS – Flour City Board of Trustees Meeting will be held at 5:30 pm at 657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607 on September 14, 2023.  This is a public meeting and anyone is welcome to attend.  Please call 585-417-7020 for more information about how to attend this meeting.

Topics for discussion: First Days of School, Board Membership and Committees, Restroom Renovation

Agenda and Materials can be found here.

Meeting Dates for the  2023 – 2024 school year can be found HERE.

The GCCS – Flour City Board of Trustees

  • Includes community representatives, parent representatives, and museum representatives.
  • Meets at 5:30 p.m. on the second or third Thursday of each month in the Grist Mill at Strong Hall on the Colgate Divinity Campus (1100 South Goodman Street, Rochester, NY 14620.
  • Approves minutes from the previous meeting, hears a report from staff representatives, examines financial statements, and receives an update from the leadership team.
  • Creates or approves policies, such as the bullying or chaperone policies.

Board Members

Allison Shultes

Allison Shultes

Secretary, Community Representative

(585) 697 - 1960

Kevin Sutherland

Kevin Sutherland


(585) 697 - 1960

Annemarie Wess board page

Annemarie Wess

Vice President

(585) 697 - 1960

  • Kevin Sutherland, President and Treasurer, Community Representative
  • Annemarie Wess, Vice President, Community Representative
  • Allison Shultes, Secretary, Community Representative
  • Tasha Stevens, Community Representative
  • Maria Oliver, Community Representative
  • Kendra Cadogan, Community Representative
  • Ashara Baker, Parent Representative
  • TBD, RMSC Representative

Education Governance Council Representatives

One of the founding principles of the Genesee Community Charter School was the belief that the School’s success in fulfilling its educational mission is dependent upon the participation and support of all stakeholders and, in particular, the participation and support of its professional faculty.  Statutory prohibitions prevent employees from serving as Trustees.  Nonetheless, the professional expertise and insight of the faculty is essential to enable the Board of Trustees to fulfill its governance responsibilities in all matters exclusive of the financial elements of the employment relationship with staff.

The following GCCS – Flour City staff members attend all Flour City Board of Trustees meetings  serving as members of the Education Governance Council (EGC).  The EGC offer advice for any action of the Board of Trustees on any matter not related to an employment relationship or staff disciplinary action and the Board of Trustees will give due consideration to the opinions expressed by this group.


Christine Farrell

School Director

(585) 417- 7020


Shannon Hillman

Executive Director

(585) 417- 7020

To contact Board Members: please call 585-417-7020 and leave a message.

Board Meetings & Minutes

Minutes from each month’s meeting are available on the school’s website after they are formally approved and adopted by the Board.

Please click here for approved Meeting Minutes  or see the links below.

FOIL Policy

GCCS  – Flour City Campus created a FOIL policy when the charter was initially approved in 2021.  To view the full policy, click here.

To view the school’s FOIL subject matter list, click here.

To date, the School has not received a FOIL request.