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

PHOTOS: 2018 St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Check out photos from the 2018 Northern Westchester/Putnam St. Patrick’s Day Parade that was held in Mahopac on Sunday, March
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Odell welcomes Fleming to County Executive race
CARMEL, NY – Putnam County Executive released the following statement welcoming Maureen Fleming as her Democratic opponent in November’s election:
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Putnam County’s Shares Services Plan to Use a Bottoms Up Approach
CARMEL, NY – Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell facilitated the first 2018 shared services meeting for the County-wide Shared Services
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County Legislator Neal Sullivan, Lee Erickson, second assistant chief of the Garrison Fire Department; Carmel School Superintendent Andy Irving, Garrison Fire Commissioner Sandra Bohl, Dr. Ed Weis, Jim Erickson, first assistant chief of the Garrison Fire Department and Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell after the announcement that Mercy College will partner with the county to offer a B.S. degree in corporate and homeland security management out of the Bureau of Emergency Services’ TOPS building in Carmel beginning Fall 2018.
Putnam County and Mercy College team up for new degree program
CARMEL, NY – Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell announced that Mercy College will be offering a bachelor’s degree program in
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PHOTOS: Thank you for coming to the Wine and Dine Paint Party
Thank you to everyone who came out to support MaryEllen at the Wine and Dine Paint Party at Tillys’ Table
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Putnam County honored for financial reporting
CARMEL, NY – Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell announced that Putnam County has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for
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Putnam Health Dept. Wins $55,000 Award from NYSDOH
BREWSTER, NY- The Putnam County Department of Health (PCDOH) has been awarded a total of $55,000 through a competitive, state-wide
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From The Putnam Examiner: Costco Coming to Patterson Crossing
From The Putnam Examiner: https://www.theexaminernews.com/costco-absolutely-committed-to-patterson-crossing-site/ Costco made it clear last Monday that it’s coming to the Town of Patterson no matter
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