Mayor’s Messages

Barbara Cohen, daughter of Helen & Andy Cohen and sister of Matthew and Betsy, grew up in Menands and attended Menands School. Barbara was active in a number of activities while in Menands, including service programs at St. Joan of Arc Parish and the Odyssey of the Mind local and statewide competition. Barbara graduated from… Read More


Things have been pretty busy since my last message. This is always a wonderful time of year where the community comes together to support those in need. Infrastructure projects have continued and economic development agendas are ongoing. COMMUNITY The Village Halloween Party was held in October with the traditional parade to the park and the… Read More


It was with deep sadness to learn of the passing of former Village Trustee Ron Miller on January 23, 2016. Ron was passionate about everything he did and was a true gentleman. I had the privilege of attending Ron’s funeral and hearing remembrances of his life, some of which I knew and others hearing for… Read More


Things have been pretty busy since my last message. This is always a wonderful time of year where the community comes together to support those in need. Infrastructure projects have continued and economic development agendas are ongoing. COMMUNITY The Village Halloween Party was held in October with the traditional parade to the park and the… Read More


I would like to send a special thank you to the Menands Fire, Police and Public Works Departments for continuing to protect our Village, including responding to numerous calls during the recent heavy rains that fell in our area. We are very fortunate to have the commitment and dedication of the members of each of… Read More


I hope everyone had a great summer. Construction continues on Dutch Village IV, Family Dollar, The Lofts @ Albany International and the former Two Guys property. We look forward to seeing these projects completed and up and running soon. One business that has completed their renovations is Il Faro, the new Italian restaurant at the… Read More