Thank you for your support and your vote

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I am honored and humbled by the support I have received by the people of Putnam County. I also want to thank the Putnam County Republican Committee and its Chairman Tony Scannapieco, the Putnam County Conservative Committee and its...

ODELL: MAUREEN FLEMING ENGAGED IN CAMPAIGN OF LIES AND SMEARS DESIGNED TO MISLEAD VOTERS

Carmel, NY... Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell released the following statement in response to Maureen Fleming's latest attack: "Maureen Fleming's latest false attack is the sign of a desperate campaign and one that is on its last breath.  After lying about not...

COUNTY EXECUTIVE ODELL RESPONDS TO FLEMINGS ERRONEOUS STATEMENT REGARDING COUNTY DEBT

CARMEL -  Once again, Maureen Fleming has distorted our administration’s record, this time regarding County debt.  Fleming refers to the County Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) regarding long term debt for the years 2011 and 2017 (financial statements,...

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Meet MaryEllen Odell

MaryEllen Odell is currently serving her second term as Putnam County Executive. Through her five years on the Putnam County Legislature and the past six years as County Executive, she has challenged the status quo while focusing on balancing her fiscal and social responsibilities to the people of Putnam County.

Being solution-oriented, MaryEllen makes things possible. Putnam County has the lowest tax bill of any of the 62 counties in New York State, while maintaining its Aa2 Moody’s Bond Rating. She has successfully been able to do this while keeping all six of her administration’s budgets under the NYS 2% tax cap, reducing the county’s long-term debt by 15% and eliminating the short-term debt that her administration inherited. Read More

Fiscal Accomplishments
Putnam County has the lowest tax bill, at 9%, of any of the 62 counties in NYS, which averages 23%. Maintained its Aa2 Moody’s Bond Rating for 6 years. All 6 of our budgets have been under the 2% tax cap. Reduced long-term debt by 15% since 2011, while investing in our aging infrastructure. Eliminated the short-term debt from past administrations. Paid off the $8.5 million NYS pension amortization early and saving the taxpayers $775,000 interest.
Economic Accomplishments
Putnam County Golf Course has been reinvigorated to be sustainable via public-private partnerships. Tilly Foster Farm is transformed into a tourist destination and educational institute through partnership with BOCES. Secured millions of dollars from NYS for Envision Brewster and the Danbury-Brewster sewer line, thereby initiating a commercial tax base, which is important to our fiscal stability.
Social Accomplishments
Putnam County taking on Big Pharma for monetary compensation for its fraudulent and negligent practices, which caused immeasurable harm to residents and taxpayers. Giving our Seniors the best in programs through the revitalization of the Carmel Friendship Center and the new construction of the Cold Spring Senior Center. Enhancing the Veterans Service Agency. It now has a full-time director and two NYS-certified service officers to assist more veterans receive the help they need. She has partnered with the Mental Health Association of Putnam County on the PFC. Joseph Dwyer Vet2Vet peer support program.

News from MaryEllen Odell

County Mentoring Deemed a Success
Disability Mentoring Day in Putnam County came to a close yesterday after a dozen participants spent their morning working in
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Odell Announces Row of Honor Press Conference
“The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be
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Katz Volunteers as Tilly Foster Farm Veterinarian
Assemblyman Steven M. Katz (R,C -Yorktown) has volunteered to be the veterinarian of record for Tilly Foster Farm. While the
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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Each October, the Putnam/Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center and People Against Domestic Violence remind us that October is Domestic Violence
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Odell to Open Campaign Headquarters with Hayworth, Astorino and Murphy in Mahopac
Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell’s view on the need to reduce redundancy by sharing resources, is not just talk. Odell,
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Odell to Unveil Putnam County’s Budget on Oct. 1
County Executive MaryEllen Odell and Chairman of the Putnam County Legislature Carl Albano invite Putnam County residents to mark their
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Remembering 9/11
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Odell Endorses Dr. Terrence Murphy For NY State Senate’s 40th District
Standing in front of a vacant office complex which was set to house Tartus Global Relations’ 250 jobs, Putnam County
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