CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK TO OPEN FLAGSHIP DISTRICT OFFICE AT NEW RENSSELAER COUNTY OFFICES AT 99 TROY ROAD, COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN ANNOUNCES
The new Rensselaer County offices in East Greenbush will also include the flagship office for Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, helping expand services for residents in the county, County Executive Steve McLaughlin announced today.
Congresswoman Stefanik will occupy space at the new County Offices at 99 Troy Road in East Greenbush. Her offices are expected to be open in early February at the county offices at 99 Troy Road.
The offices for Congresswoman Stefanik are the first congressional offices to be opened in Rensselaer County in recent memory. Former Congressman Jerry Solomon maintained offices in East Greenbush in the 1980s and former Congressman Michael McNulty operated an office in downtown Troy two decades ago.
“This will help expand convenience and access to important services for our residents by having Congresswoman Stefanik’s offices in Rensselaer County. We are honored to have Congresswoman Stefanik choose our county and our new county offices as a home for a district office,” said McLaughlin.
Through the 2022 congressional redistricting, Congresswoman Stefanik became representative of most of Rensselaer County. She represents 14 out of the 16 municipalities in the county, with the exception of Troy and Rensselaer, along with half of North Greenbush.
“We look forward to a productive and positive working relationship with Congresswoman Stefanik and her team during the coming months. She is recognized for exceptional service on constituent issues, which is a definite plus for our residents,” said McLaughlin.
Congresswoman Elise Stefanik stated: “I look forward to working with County Executive Steve Mclaughlin, Rensselaer County legislators and officials, and our strong town officials to deliver outstanding constituent services for the hardworking families in Rensselaer County with any of their needs regarding the federal government. My office is known for delivering exceptional constituent services and we look forward to serving the people of Rensselaer County in New York’s 21st Congressional District.”
“This district office will be a great amenity for the residents of Rensselaer County because it will provide easy access to the office of Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, a powerful member of Congress with a record of bipartisan constituent services. It will also mark the first Congressional office in Rensselaer County since Congressman McNulty had an office in Troy,” said Vice Chair of the County Legislature Bob Loveridge.
The lease agreement between Rensselaer County and Congress for the offices for Congresswoman Stefanik will be considered at a future meeting of the County Legislature.
The county moved into 99 Troy Road in mid-December and as part of the Reimagine Rensselaer County Facilities. The Reimagine plan moves a number of county offices that were located in the County Office Building to 99 Troy Road. Other county offices located elsewhere in downtown Troy, including the Department of Social Services and Probation Department, will be moved to the current County Office Building in Troy.
The Reimagine plan will ensure the majority of county offices are located on property owned by the county and provide stability and structure for important and needed county services. Much of the work has been funded by savings accrued by the county from previous fiscal years. Along with the work on the county offices, the county is nearing completion of a new senior center in Troy and a new county Emergency Services Training Complex in North Greenbush.