The Village government consists of a Mayor and six Trustees. Each position serves a four (4) year term and elections are held every two (2) years unless a special election is required for a replacement position. The Village Justice is also a four (4) year term. As an incorporated village the Village of Patchogue also has its own Planning, Zoning and Architectural Review Board. These boards are designed to help streamline the development process for new homes and business to further serve the residents and business owners the Village also has its own Building and Housing Department. Patchogue have one of the finest downtown shopping districts on Long Island. In addition to the fine mix of retail stores, there are fine restaurants, banking facilities, professional offices to serve people from all walks of life. Patchogue is proud of its Chamber of Commerce that is very active and productive for the community's benefit. The three major service clubs - Kiwanis, Lions and Rotary are very supportive to community needs and meet in local restaurants. Other community organizations such as fraternal, military veterans, charitable, etc. are a vital part of the community. Patchogue Village has a very extensive recreation program that includes a municipal pool, athletic fields, tennis courts and a large park on our shore front that is available to people of all ages. Boys and girls participate in the baseball, basketball and volleyball leagues as well as summer fun programs and swimming lessons. We also provide adult leagues in softball and volleyball. Our senior programs are outstanding, with craft programs and trips to NYC available to all seniors.