James “Jim” Skaley died in his Varna home on Saturday, December 24, 2022. He was 79. Jim had resigned from his Dryden town board position December 2 due to failing health.
A Democrat, Jim was elected to the Dryden Town Board in 2019, taking office in 2020. Prior to that he was a member of the Dryden Town Planning Board and worked for the Tompkins County Planning Department for ten years, retiring in 1998.