The Mayor is the Chief Executive Officer of the City responsible for the administration of all City business and departments. He enforces all laws and ordinances, appoints the heads of all departments, keeps the City Council advised as to the financial condition and needs of the City, prepares and submits the annual budget to the council, and recommends to the council such measures as he may see necessary or expedient.
The Deputy Mayor is the principal managerial aide to the Mayor, and performs such duties as may be assigned by the Mayor. Under the direction of the Mayor, the Deputy Mayor provides a citizen’s information and complaint service to investigate all matters of municipal concern referred to him/her. The Deputy Mayor may also exercise the powers and perform the duties of the Mayor during the Mayor’s temporary absence from the City or during a time when the Mayor is temporarily unable to act for any reason.
Andrew Piotrowski, Deputy City Comptroller
The City Comptroller is the Chief Fiscal Officer of the City. The position is appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by the City Council, and is responsible for the Bureaus of Financial Manangement, cash receipts, cash disbursement, payroll, contracts/procurement, assessments, civil services, and worker’s compensation/medical-dental pre-audit. Additionally, the office has oversight responsibility for the Bureau of Records Management and Vital Statistics. The City Comptroller is responsible for maintaining the City’s fiscal records.
James Caruso, Attorney
The Corporation Counsel renders legal service and advice to the various agencies, departments, commissions, and councils of the City of Troy. In carrying out this obligation the Corporation Counsel prepares the City Council legislation and agenda, defends the City in numerious court proceedings, initiates litigation on behalf of the City, renders advice and opinions pursuant to requests from City departments, and aids in negotiating contracts and settlements of disputes.
Planning & Economic Development
Steven Strichman, Commissioner
The Commissioner of Planning & Economic Development is responsible for planning, development, coordination, and promotion of the physical, social, and economic well-being of the City of Troy in a comprehensive and unified manner. The department serves as staff and advisor to the City Planning Commission, The Historic District Commission, The Zoning Board of Appearls, The Troy Industrial Authority, The Environmental Commission, their successor agencies or others, as may be assigned by the Mayor.
John Tedesco, Chief of Police
Thomas Garrett, Fire Chief
Carmella Mantello, President
The City Council has the power to adopt and amend local laws and ordinances for the government of the City and the management of its business. The president of the City Council is the presiding officer at council meetings, which are held the first Thursday of each month.
The City Clerk, appointed by the City Council, attends all council meetings, records all proceedings on tape, and maintains a journal of council proceedings. The clerk informs the City Council of special meetings and committee meetings, and in cooperation with the Mayor and the corporation counsel prepares the agenda for council meetings. The City Clerk has the power of a commissioner of deeds and issues several types of licenses. The City Clerk is responsible for supervising the operation of polling places on primary and election days.
The Municipal Assistance Corporation for the City of Troy (Corporation) is a corporate governmental agency and instrumentality of the State of New York, constituting a public benefit corporation. The Corporation was created on July 19, 1995, under Titles I, II and IV of Article 10 of the Public Authorities Law of the State, for purposes of providing financing assistance and fiscal oversight for the City of Troy, New York (City). To carry out such purposes, the Corporation was authorized to sell bonds and notes to provide funds for various purposes, including the repayment of certain of the City’s obligations.