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

Putnam Officials Share Thanksgiving Safety Tips
CARMEL, N.Y. – Staying safe this Thanksgiving Day starts in the kitchen. Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell and Commissioner of
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Odell Encourages Small Business Owners to Apply for Just Add One Westchester-Putnam
CARMEL, N.Y. – Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell announced openings in Just Add One Westchester-Putnam, an entrepreneurial course, sponsored by
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Putnam County Golf Course Caterer Featured in WAG Magazine
CARMEL, N.Y. – Homestyle Caterers, the official caterer of the Putnam County Golf Course, is spotlighted in the November 2015
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Putnam Accepting Applications for 2016 PILOT Program Student Internship Program
Carmel, NY – For the third year, Putnam County Government will once again offer high school, college and graduate school
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Odell Orders Putnam’s Historic Courthouse to be Lit Blue, White and Red in Solidarity with France
CARMEL, NY – Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell has ordered the Historic Courthouse in Carmel to be illuminated in blue,
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Odell Recognizes WWII Veteran and Iraq Veteran during Putnam’s Row of Honor Opening Ceremony
CARMEL, N.Y. – County Executive MaryEllen Odell was joined by local elected and appointed officials to recognize the efforts of
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Hundreds of Veterans Chow Down In Putnam County
MAHOPAC, NY – Hundreds of local veterans and their families enjoyed the first Veterans Chow Down hosted by State Senators
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Putnam DMV Drop Box Installed in Philipstown
CARMEL, N.Y. – Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell and County Clerk Michael Bartolotti have been committed to improving the access
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