Village Hall

Jamie Blot

Jamie Blot

Village Clerk/Assessor

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Jamie Blot has been the Village Clerk/Assessor since July 2016. Prior to her appointment to the position of Clerk/Assessor, Jamie also held the following positions within the Village of Colonie: Deputy Clerk, Deputy Treasurer, Youth and Recreation Assistant. Jamie has been an employee of the Village of Colonie since June 2003. Other than her roles of Clerk and Assessor, Jamie is the Registrar of Vital Records, Water/Sewer Billing Clerk, Tax Billing Clerk, Chief election officer for Village elections and is a Notary Public. Jamie is responsible for the issuance of FOIL requests, Peddler’s Permits and Water on/off requests. Jamie is also the Payroll administrator and human resources person. Jamie also served as a board member of the South Colonie School Board of Education from 2018-2019. She is a lifetime resident of Colonie, where she lives with her husband and three sons.

Christina Secor

Christina Secor

Village Treasurer

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  • csecor@colonievillage.org

Biography

Christina Secor was appointed as Village of Colonie Treasurer in 2021. She is also the Deputy Assessor for the Village. Prior to her position as Village Treasurer, Christina was the Deputy Treasurer and Village Administrative Assistant. Christina has been a Village employee since October 2018. She is a resident of the Village of Colonie and a lifelong resident of Colonie. Christina is a Colonie Central High school graduate. Married with a daughter, she has been in the hospitality and service industry for 15 years. She is also a New York State Licensed Real Estate agent. Working in the service industry has engrained a hard work ethic and attention to detail.

Julianne Okun

Julianne Okun

Administrative Assistant

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Julianne Okun has been the Village Administrative Assistant since 2019. Prior to her appointment to the position of Administrative Assistant, Julianne was the Village Deputy Treasurer. Julianne is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Julianne has been an employee with the Village of Colonie since 2015. Julianne is coordinator for the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Traffic Advisory Committee. Julianne is also a Notary Public. Julianne graduated from SUNY Albany with a bachelor’s degree in English. She is a long-time resident of the Village of Colonie.

Courtney Sim

Courtney Sim

Administrative Assistant

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Courtney Sim has been an Administrative Assistant for the Village Hall since March of 2021. Prior to that she was an administrative assistant for the Department of Public Works since April of 2014. She assisted with the implementation of our water meter development program and assists with the water meter reading process. Courtney maintains the fuel management program for the Department of Public Works and helps to maintain the Department of Public Works fleet. Courtney is a graduate of Guilderland High School and has an associate’s degree from Hudson Valley Community College. Courtney spearheads the annual “Bears, Blankets & Books to Boston: fundraiser for the Boston Children’s Hospital. She is also an active contributor to the following organizations: CHD Awareness, Boston Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald House, Red Cross and Animal Shelters.

Legal

Victor A. Caponera Jr.

Victor A. Caponera Jr.

Village Attorney

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Victor A. Caponera Jr. is the attorney for special boards and commissions for the Village of Colonie. Attorney Caponera has served as a part-time attorney for the Village of Colonie since April of 2001. Attorney Caponera is responsible for providing counsel to the following boards: Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals and Sign Review Board. Attorney Caponera also assists the Mayor and Board of Trustees with any legal assistance needed. Attorney Caponera graduated from Regis University in 1972, Summa Cum Laude and graduating from Western New England College, School of Law in 1977. BAR admissions: He was admitted in New York before Appellate Division of the Supreme Court for the Third Judicial Department in July of 1977.

Building Department

Steve Meservey

Steve Meservey

Village Building & Fire Inspector - Department Head

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  • smeservey@colonievillage.org

Biography

Steve Meservey is the head of the Building Department, and has been a Building and Fire Inspector with the Village of Colonie since June 2019. He is certified by the state of New York as a Building Safety Inspector and Code Enforcement Officer. Steve is a New York State Professional Firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician with the City of Albany since 1998. He has lived in the Village since 2010 and is actively involved with Colonie Village Boy Scouts Troop 278 as an Assistant Scoutmaster.

Randolph Rivera

Randolph Rivera

Village Building & Fire Inspector

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Randy Rivera has been a building and fire inspector for the Village of Colonie since June 1, 1995. Randy is also the Storm Water Management Officer for the Village of Colonie.  He is Code Certified by the NYS Department of State. He is a member of the NYS Building Officials Capital District Chapter. Randy is a longtime resident of the Village of Colonie. Randy has been a volunteer fire fighter since 1976, and a volunteer with the Village of Colonie Fire Company since 1988.

Department of Public Works

Les Decker

Les Decker

Superintendent of Public Works

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Les Decker has been the Superintendent of Public Works since June of 2014. Les is in charge of overseeing the Department of Public Works staff, which consists of about 30 employees. Les also oversees the Recreation Department staff. Prior to his appointment to Superintendent, Les also held the following positions: laborer, equipment operator I, equipment operator II, highway foreman and assistant superintendent of public works. Les is a life-long resident of the Village of Colonie and a graduate of Colonie Central high school. Les is a former volunteer firefighter with the Village of Colonie Fire Company, within the Company he was a past lieutenant and is currently a social member. Les has been a Village employee since July of 1998.

Chris Bisognano

Chris Bisognano

Assistant Superintendent of Public Works

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Chris Bisognano has been the Assistant Superintendent of Public Works since June of 2014. Chris assists the superintendent with overseeing the Public Works department. Prior to his appointment to Assistant Superintendent, Chris also held the following positions: laborer, equipment operator I, equipment operator II and water foreman. Chris is a life-long resident of the Village of Colonie and a graduate of Christian Brothers Academy. Chris also has an associate’s degree in business administration from Hudson Valley Community College. Chris has been a Village employee since October of 1998.

Dan Light

Dan Light

Water/Sewer Foreman

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Dan Light has been the water/sewer foreman since August of 2014. Dan oversees the water/sewer crew with their daily tasks. Prior to his appointment to water/sewer foreman, Dan also held the following positions: laborer, equipment operator I and equipment operator II. Dan is a graduate of Colonie Central High School. Dan has been a Village employee since May 2010.

Chris Ciota

Chris Ciota

Highway/Sanitation Foreman & Recycling Coordinator

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Chris Ciota is the Highway/Sanitation Foreman as well as the Recycling Coordinator and has been an employee with the Village since 2004. Chris oversees the Highway/Sanitation crew with their daily tasks as well as coordinating our recycling program. Prior to his appointment as Highway/Sanitation Foreman and Recycling Coordinator, Chris also held the following positions: laborer, equipment operator I, equipment operator II and worked on the Stormwater MS4 program. Chris is a life-long resident of the Village of Colonie, a graduate of Christian Brothers Academy and has a bachelor’s degree from Franklin Pierce University.

Senior Citizen Center

Chrissy Lanza

Chrissy Lanza

Senior Center Director

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Chrissy Lanza has been the Senior Center Director since August of 2014. Prior to her position as Director, Chrissy was a recreation assistant and food service helper in the senior kitchen. Chrissy has been a Village employee since November of 2009. Chrissy oversees the entire HBK Senior Center and its participants. Chrissy is in charge of organizing programs and classes, as well as many other administrative tasks.

Holly Martini

Holly Martini

Food Service Director

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Holly Martini has been with the Village of Colonie since May of 2014. She directs the senior kitchen staff on all food services for the Senior Center. Holly is also one of the main cooks for the Senior Center. Holly also helps the Director with many administrative tasks.

Ginny Ritz

Ginny Ritz

Administrative Assistant

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Senior Center Staff

Senior Center Staff

Senior Citizens Center

From Left: Mike Martini (Chef), Holly Martini (Food Service Director), Chrissy Lanza (Senior Center Director), Ginny Ritz (Administrative Assistant) & Joan Rueckert (Outreach Worker)

Not Pictured: Sue Garrison (Senior Center Nurse)

Outreach Center

Joan Rueckert

Joan Rueckert

Outreach Worker

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Joan Rueckert has worked for the Village of Colonie since June 2011 as an Outreach Worker. Joan is a graduate of Russell Sage College with a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education and Psychology. She previously taught special education for Albany BOCES. Joan also worked for Families Together as a Parent Partner assisting families that have children with a mental health diagnosis. Joan continues to assist individuals and families by providing information and referrals to community services, resources and government agencies. She also works with the local school district assisting families with questions regarding their child’s education. Joan is the mother of two grown children and has extensive experience caring for elderly family members.

Recreation Department

Brian Casey

Brian Casey

Youth Monitor

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Brian Casey has been a Youth Monitor at the Family Recreation Center since 2004. He manages the activities of the Family Center and is committed to helping create a safe non-threatening environment for kids and families to come and enjoy. He is a veteran of the US Navy and a retired Colonie Police Officer of 31 years. He was an original Resource Officer at Colonie High School and D.A.R.E. Officer. He has been a Scout leader for over 25 years. He has served on the Colonie Youth Center Board and currently serves on the Board of Education for the South Colonie Central School District. Other than his role as Youth Monitor, he handles all the bookings for the rentals of Village facilities, coordinates with the Colonie High School Alternate Education Program, and reviews bands for the “Tuesday Nights in the Park” Summer Program and is a member of the Amphitheater committee.

Katie Ciota

Katie Ciota

Youth Monitor

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Katie Ciota has been a Youth Monitor at the Family Recreation Center since 2015. She helps manage the Family Center and works to create a welcoming environment for all children and families. Katie has a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Education and Fine Arts. Other than her roll as Youth Monitor, Katie coordinates the Summer Recreation Program for Village children, helps to edit the quarterly “Villager” newsletter, creates promotional material for Village events, helps coordinate the Village children’s parties, and is a member of the Amphitheater committee.

Publicity Department

Carl Fleshman

Carl Fleshman

Special Events Coordinator

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Carl Fleshman has been with the Village of Colonie since September 1978, starting as a laborer in the Department of Public Works. Over the years Carl has held the following positions: Class 1 Operator, Assistant Superintendent of Public Works and Superintendent of Public Works. Carl retired from the position of Superintendent in 2014, and agreed to return to the Village on a part-time basis. He is now in charge of our special events and he is in charge of and oversees the publicity of all Village publications. Carl is a wealth of knowledge to all things related to the Village. He is a lifetime resident of the Village of Colonie and a graduate of Colonie Central High School.

Historian

Donna Fleshman

Donna Fleshman

Historian

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Donna Fleshman is our historian and has been with the Village of Colonie since August 2016. She attends Village events and takes pictures to document each event held by the Village of Colonie. Being a longtime resident of the Village, Donna has a vast knowledge of all things related to the Village.