FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 9, 2016
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Mayor Patrick Madden Announces Confirmation of Deputy Mayor Monica Kurzejeski, Corporation Counsel Kevin Glasheen
First female deputy mayor, accomplished attorney approved unanimously by Troy City Council
TROY, NY – Mayor Patrick Madden today announced the confirmation of Monica Kurzejeski as Deputy Mayor and Kevin Glasheen as Corporation Counsel for the City of Troy. Both Kurzejeski and Glasheen were confirmed unanimously by the nine-member Troy City Council during a meeting last Thursday evening at Troy City Hall.
“The wealth of experience and knowledge that Monica and Kevin bring to City Hall is a major asset to my administration and the residents of the City of Troy,” said Mayor Patrick Madden. “Their passion and commitment to the Collar City will ensure that we can tackle the difficult challenges ahead, and I am delighted that the City Council unanimously approved these two highly qualified individuals for the important positions of Deputy Mayor and Corporation Counsel in my administration.”
“I am honored to serve the residents of Troy as Deputy Mayor,” said Monica Kurzejeski. “Under Mayor Madden’s leadership I am confident that together we can realize Troy’s potential and move our city forward in a positive direction.”
“It is a great privilege to serve as Corporation Counsel for the City of Troy,” said Kevin Glasheen. “I am committed to honoring the tradition of public service as part of Mayor Madden’s administration and I will do my very best to serve the interests of the city and its residents.”
The City of Troy’s first female Deputy Mayor, Monica Kurzejeski brings nearly twenty years of business development and community relations experience to her new role at City Hall. Most recently, Monica served as Troy City Economic Development Coordinator, a position she held since 2012. An ally to neighborhoods, community organizations, small businesses and large developers, she played a central role in the current economic renaissance of the Collar City through numerous development projects in Downtown Troy and the emerging North Central neighborhood. In addition, she served as Market Manager for the Troy Waterfront Farmers’ Market and Acting Director of the Troy Community Land Bank.
A Troy native and resident, Kevin Glasheen is formerly Of Counsel at Barclay Damon in Albany. As an accomplished litigator, he handled a wide variety of matters involving commercial, regulatory, environmental, real property and tort-related disputes in New York State and Federal Courts. He has specialized in public utility law and worked for the Niagara Mohawk/National Grid Law Department for 18 years.