City Hall Connects: Stand Up, Get Counted!

City Hall Connects: Stand Up, Get Counted!

August 1, 2020
Office of the Mayor

Stand Up, Get Counted!

The simple act of completing the 2020 Census will have a profound impact on the future of our community. During this COVID-19 pandemic, getting a full & accurate count takes on a new urgency in shaping the future of our hospitals and other critical health services in our city and region. Get started today at

News for your Neighborhood

  • Due to technical difficulties with the City’s online payment portal, the deadline for payment of 2nd installment of 2020 property taxes has been extended through close-of-business Monday, August 3rd. Payments must be postmarked by that date to avoid late fees.
  • On Friday, Congressman Tonko announced the Troy Fire Department had been awarded $399,457 for new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) units. The award was provided through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) FY2019 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. Mayor Madden and Fire Chief McMahon expressed their appreciation for this valuable public safety grant to help protect Troy firefighters.
  • Did we mention it’s important to complete your Census form?Less than 50 percent of Collar City households have participated in the Census this year, far behind the state and national average. Census results determine how billions in federal dollars are shared with communities like Troy during the next decade, so an accurate count is critical to support our schools, hospitals, fire departments, and critical social services. On Monday, Mayor Madden released a video reminding Troy families to complete their 2020 Census questionnaire to increase the City’s overall response rate, part of the U.S. Census Bureau’s PUSH WEEK. Take 10 minutes to complete your questionnaire, and remind your neighbors to do the same! Get started at or by phone at (844) 330-2020.

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VIDEO: An Inside Look

Mayor Madden and Planning Department officials toured the under-construction Incite Apartments property on King Street in downtown Troy.

VIDEO: Waitin’ on the (CDTA) Bus

Mayor Madden recognized the 50th anniversary of the Capital District Transportation Authority with a mayoral proclamation during a special event Friday at the CDTA garage in Troy. The event included a tour of the facility with CEO Carm Basile

COVID-19 Update

It’s no secret that this year has been challenging for all of us, with more hurdles ahead. However, it’s important that we work together to support our neighbors, our small businesses, and those impacted most by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please continue to follow instructions from public health experts, including wearing a face covering when in public. 

For more info on local testing sites and health protocols, visit

Desk of the Mayor

mayor madden sitting in front of a blue fabric backdrop. the American flag and city flag are visible in the background.

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