Honored to Host the First New York State Medal of Honor Parade

History was made on Saturday, July 21, in Carmel, when Veterans who served in the past, active Military personnel, newly sworn in recruits and supporting organizations, marched along Gleneida Avenue in the first New York State Medal of Honor Parade. I am grateful to...

Alexandrion Group to Establish Distillery in Putnam County

From the Hudson Valley News Network: The Alexandrion Group, Romania’s largest spirits producer, will establish its first United States distillery in the Mid-Hudson Valley. The Alexandrion Group will invest more than $40 million to renovate the new distillery in Putnam...

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...

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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

Independence Party Endorses MaryEllen Odell for County Executive
In the race for Putnam County Executive, MaryEllen Odell has scored the endorsement of another political party. The Westchester Independence
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Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms in Putnam County
From one Mom to all the Moms in Putnam County Happy Mother’s Day! -MaryEllen Odell, Putnam County Executive Click on
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County Executive MaryEllen Odell Leads Putnam in National Day of Prayer
CARMEL, N.Y. (May 1,2014) –   County Executive MaryEllen Odell led the National Day of Prayer observance hosted by the Putnam
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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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