Tom Tobin

Tom Tobin

Village Mayor

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

Ed Sim

Village Trustee / Deputy Mayor

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.

Jack Murphy

Jack Murphy

Village Trustee

Jack Murphy, trustee of the Village of Colonie since 1995, has always been committed to the many youth-oriented projects throughout the Village. Jack is very proud of the Family Recreation Center and hopes it continues to be enjoyed by many Village youth and families. An inductee himself to the Albany Twilight League and Christian Brothers Academy Hall of Fame, he has devoted many years to coaching St. Clare’s basketball, Colonie Little League and Colonie Babe Ruth baseball. Jack has recently resumed coaching, taking on a 7th and 8th grade modified team. Jack likes to reach out and help kids within our community get into private schools like CBA for higher ratings for sports and academics and Jack also enjoys spending time with his boys and his three grandchildren.

Patty Schwarz-Lockart

Patty Schwarz-Lockart

Village Trustee

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.

Art White

Art White

Village Trustee

Art White was appointed to the position of Village Trustee on September 16, 2020. Art is a lifelong resident of the Village of Colonie, where he raised a family of three daughters with his wife Patti. Art is a former partner of Holland Flower Shoppe located in the Village of Colonie, where he worked for 37 years. Art is a licensed New York State Funeral Director, since 1976, and currently is associated with Newcomer Cremations and Funerals. He attended schooling at Hudson Valley Community College and the College of Saint Rose. Art is also a former member of the Village of Colonie Fire Company. Art has 5 grandchildren.