Our Town

About Town of Colonie

The Town of Colonie is a welcoming, vibrant community in upstate New York and the most populous suburb in Albany County with a population of over 83,000. The town is home to many beautiful parks including the Crossings, a 130 acre passive park with miles of biking and walking trails, and a Town Park with pool. There are numerous historic sites, a 36 holes golf course, and scenic bike trail along the Mohawk River. The William K. Sanford Town Library hosts many events and boasts a new reading garden located outdoors. The Town has award winning private and public elementary, junior and high schools and colleges. Air transportation is served by Albany International Airport.

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Local Schools

Town of Colonie is home to various private schools and six public school districts: the South Colonie, North Colonie, Watervliet, Menands, Niskayuna, and Mohonasen. Each of the school districts serve various regions of the Town. Colonie is also home to Siena College and Bryant & Stratton College.

Elected Town Officials

The Town of Colonie has six Town board members, each serving a four-year term. The Receiver of Tax, Town Clerk and the three Justices are also elected.

Click here for a list of Elected Town Officials.

Town Employment

The Town of Colonie Civil Service is responsible for the administration, recruitment, selection, and examination of prospective Town employees as well as classifications of positions in the Town.

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Colonie Chronicle

The Colonie Chronicle is published periodically by the Town to provide residents with information on Town events and services.
Visit the Chronicle webpage for current and past editions.