Road Repairs Begin Along Route 6 in Carmel

CARMEL, NY –  County Executive MaryEllen Odell is pleased to report that the milling and repaving of Route 6 in Carmel have begun. Paleen Construction of Somers has started on the New York State Department of Transportation project, which is expected to be done in two...

Governor Cuomo and County Executive Odell Survey Storm Damage in Putnam County

PUTNAM VALLEY, NY – Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell led Governor Andrew Cuomo and other state representatives through the storm-ravaged areas in Putnam Valley to show the damage incurred from the Tuesday evening’s storms that left a trail of destruction...

BUILDING TRADES UNION ENDORSES ODELL FOR COUNTY EXECUTIVE

COLD SPRING, NY – Edward Doyle, President of the Westchester-Putnam Building and Construction Trades Council, endorsed Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell for re-election as the two met and walked with tradesmen through the Friendship Center in Philipstown project...

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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

Putnam County Mourns the Loss of Historian Denis Castelli
CARMEL, N.Y. (April 19, 2014) – Putnam County Historian Denis Castelli died on Saturday, April 19. He was 67 years
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Putnam GOP Unanimously Elects MaryEllen Odell as its Endorsed Candidate for County Executive
PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. – The Putnam County Republican Committee named MaryEllen Odell as its endorsed candidate for county executive after
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Putnam Shares Resources and Equipment with Towns and Villages
   In a time where every municipality is trying to hold the line on its budget, Putnam County is working
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Putnam Legislature Overwhelmingly Approves Contract with CSEA Local 8150 Negotiated by Odell Administration
   The Putnam County Legislature overwhelmingly approved the contract with CSEA Local 1850 on Tuesday, April 1 at the regular
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Putnam County Launches ‘Operation Smooth Streets’
On Friday, March 28th at a kick-off meeting with the Highway Superintendents for the majority of the Towns and Villages in
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Putnam Goes Blue for Child Abuse Awareness
Putnam County employees wore blue on Friday, April 4 to launch its “Blue Ribbon Campaign” and commemorate Child Abuse Awareness
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15 Students Honored by Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell and the County Youth Bureau
Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell and the county’s Youth Bureau recognized the volunteer efforts of 15 high school students during
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100 Putnam Women Celebrate Kickoff of Putnam County Women’s Leadership Alliance
PUTNAM COUNTY, NY (March 25, 2014) – The Putnam County Women’s Leadership Alliance (PCWLA), a network of professional women, forged through the Putnam County Chambers
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