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Town of Colonie named “Best Suburban Community” in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017

(Times Union annual Readers’ Polls)

» Proposed Colonie budget increases taxes by less than 2 percent
“To the owner of a median valued home in town it represents a tax increase of $11.70 per year, or .98 cents per month.”
(Spotlight News, October 2, 2019)

» Best Suburb
“The diversity in development, annual incomes, ethnicity and politics belie a solidarity in pride that this complex town brings to the table, and it shows in this survey and countless other ways. Hard to define. Easy to love.”
(Times Union Upstate Magazine, April/May 2019)

» Colonie Signs Deal to Buy Hydroelectricity
“The deal is being called a win for everyone involved: Colonie gets a break and stabilizes its electricity bill, hydroelectric power reduces the town’s carbon footprint so Mother Earth gets a break from fossil fuel generated electricity and those in the hydro business get a paying customer for 20 years.”
(Spotlight News, July 17, 2019)

» In Colonie: Paula Mahan
“The old machine has been . . . portraying Ms. Mahan’s achievements as missteps . . . Ms. Mahan has been a smart, sensible, responsible supervisor. Colonie residents would do well to keep her in charge.”
(Times Union Editorial, October 29, 2017)

» Best Library
“Year in and year out, this heavily used and much-beloved library has easily won over its regional counterparts. And this year they even did it without an actual entrance for part of the year. Now, that’s loyalty.”
(Times Union Upstate Magazine, April/May 2019)

» Life in Colonie is fine despite roundabouts
Perhaps surprisingly, an overwhelming majority of respondents, 71 percent, said the amount of taxes they pay is just right.
(Times Union, April 22, 2017)

» State of our towns is fortunate
When a town is able to wave such a flag that labels it the best community, it draws people
(Spotlight News Editorial, January 18, 2017)

» Study Supports Colonie’s Switch to LED Technology
“As the Town of Colonie is working to convert over 4,000 high pressure sodium streetlights to light emitting diodes (LEDs), a study . . . at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute found that LED streetlights can make streets safer while also being more energy efficient and cost effective.”
(Times Union, September 30, 2019)

» The numbers are in
An overwhelming 97 percent of Colonie residents agree that Colonie is a great place to raise a family.
(Siena Research Institute, June 28, 2016)

» In Colonie: Paula Mahan
Colonie is no longer teetering on the brink, thanks to Ms. Mahan’s prudent management. The town’s finances are sound.”
(Times Union Editorial, October 29, 2015)

» Life in Colonie is fine
“Colonie residents say they pay the right amount of taxes, enjoy the town’s amenities and are satisfied with the schools.”
(Times Union, April 2016)

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  • Keep Colonie Number One!
  • Maintain great quality of life
  • Provide excellent resident services
  • Continue keeping taxes low
  • Keep public safety a top priority
  • Continue improving parks, recreation facilities
  • Continue investing in critical infrastructure
  • Incrementally increase Town-owned open space
  • Pursue creative open-space partnerships
  • Continue expanding housing options for seniors
  • Maintain quality programs for youth and seniors
  • Redevelopment of underused sites
  • Continue conservative financial approach

Recent Honors for Colonie

  • Ranked Best Suburban Community in Times Union Readers Polls six years in a row (2014-2019)
  • Colonie EMS again receives American Heart Association’s Gold Plus Lifeline Recognition
  • Named one of the best places to raise a family in upstate New York
  • Colonie certified as a NYS Clean Energy Community
  • Town Library again rated Best Library in 2019
  • Colonie named “Tree City USA” by Arbor Day Foundation
  • 2017 Siena Research Institute survey finds 95 percent of residents rated Colonie a good or excellent place to live
  • Siena Research Institute survey in 2016 finds “overwhelming” 97 percent of residents think Colonie is a great place to raise their families
  • Colonie Police Department earns rare 100 percent rating in latest accreditation

Recent Honors for Supervisor

  • 2019 Joseph R. Simon Senior Housing Spirit Award
  • Official of the Year, Public Works Association, Capital Branch
  • Women of Distinction: Unsung Heroes Award, Albany County
  • Easter Seals Community Service Award
  • Shaker Heritage Society Service Award
  • Italian American of the Year, Italian American Community Center of the Capital District
  • Outstanding Leadership Award, Capital District Susu Women’s Club

» Read more about Paula Mahan's Goals
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Philosophy: Colonie government will continue to focus on providing the essential services that government should provide and it is our job to do it in the most cost effective manner possible.

"As your Town Supervisor, I have worked hard to restore fiscal responsibility, create high ethical standards, and to bring efficient government practices to our town government. Financially, we have turned the corner and are now on the path to building much-needed reserve funds. With your help and continued support, we will keep Colonie a community and government we can ALL be proud of!"
» Paula Mahan, Supervisor

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