Tom TobinVillage Mayor
Ed SimVillage Trustee / Deputy Mayor
Patty Schwarz-LockartVillage Trustee
Art WhiteVillage Trustee
Tom Tobin was elected Mayor on September 15, 2020 and sworn in to his elected position on September 16, 2020. Prior to his position as Mayor, Tom has been a Village Trustee since 1998 and served as the Deputy Mayor from 2001 –2015 and 2019-2020. Tom was also the liaison to the Planning Commission, Colonie Fire Company, Inc., Amphitheater Committee and Family Recreation Center during his years as Trustee. He has served as a member on the Colonie Village Master Plan Committee and was a member of the Planning Commission for 10 years. Tom is a graduate of SUNY Albany with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Tom served our Country in the US Marine Corps and is a Vietnam War Veteran. He retired from New York State as a Computer Programmer/Analyst after 30 years. Tom enjoys spending time with this wife, two daughters and several grandchildren.
Ed Sim served as appointed Village Mayor from November 4, 2019 to September 2020. Ed and his wife Sue are long-time residents of the Village of Colonie. They have been married for 37 years and have 3 adult children and 4 grandchildren. Ed started working in the Village at Cook Park when he was 18. He has held various positions including Youth Director and Assistant DPW Superintendent.
He was instrumental in the creation of the Family Recreation Center. He also served as chairman of the Village Traffic Commission. Ed is a 42 year Lifetime Active Member of the Village Fire Company where he was chief for a total of 10 years. Ed has served on the South Colonie Board of Education since 2011 and is the former Board of Education President.
Patty Schwarz – Lockart was born and raised in the Village of Colonie. She was elected in 2014 to Village Trustee and is currently liaison to the Senior Citizen Center, the Outreach Center, Village Hall Staff and the Security/Police Division.
Patty is a retired employee of the Colonie Police Department and served as a Victim Specialist for 34 years. She assisted in the investigation and prosecution of sexual offenses and crimes against vulnerable populations. Patty is a founder and Advisory Board Member of the Colonie Youth Court, she also a 3rd term legislator in the Albany County Legislature’s 26th District.