The town supervisor is the top office-holder in any, and all, of New York State’s 932 towns. The supervisor holds a similar position to that of mayor in any the state’s 62 cities and 555 villages. Each is an elected chief executive officer, head honcho of a municipal government.
With so many seemingly overlapping layers of government, it can be, sometimes, confusing to sort out who’s who and what’s what. Town, village, hamlet, huh?
Around here, we’ve got a number of towns, a couple of villages, and a whole bunch of hamlets.