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 corporate and homeland security management through the county’s Bureau of Emergency Services’ Training and Operations Center Building...

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 what. That was the overarching message during a meeting with Putnam...

Putnam County Executive Odell Signs Opioid Lawsuit Resolution

CARMEL, NY – Surrounded by county officials, state representatives and local community leaders, Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell signed the resolution directing the county government to join the New York Opioid Cost Recovery litigation, on Monday, Dec. 18 at...

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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

Odell’s State of the County Address set for March 10
Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell will present the State of the County address at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 10,
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You are invited: MaryEllen Odell’s 5th Annual Brunch
You are invited to Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell’s 5th annual brunch. It will be held on Sunday, April 10,
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Some Gifts are too Large to Wrap
It was Christmas Day and a soldier came home from the war with nothing but the clothes on his back. Not
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Dr. Nesheiwat Named Acting Commissioner of Putnam County Health Department
CARMEL, N.Y. – County Executive MaryEllen Odell has named Dr. Michael Nesheiwat Acting Commissioner of the Putnam County Health Department.
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Odell Recommends Recording a Gift That Will Keep Giving for Years to Come
CARMEL, N.Y. – Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell encourages families to take the opportunity this holiday season to bridge the
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Putnam Awarded REDC Money for Cooperative Feasibility Study
CARMEL, N.Y. – County Executive MaryEllen Odell announced on Thursday, Dec. 10, that Putnam County was granted funds through the
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Putnam Remembers the Soldiers Overseas with Operation Defend the Holidays
CARMEL, N.Y. – During this season of giving, we need to remember that our greatest gift is that of freedom.
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Putnam First Responders Conduct Emergency Exercise with Metro-North
CARMEL, N.Y. – County Executive MaryEllen Odell observed the full-scale joint emergency exercise between the first responders of Putnam County
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