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September 10, 2019
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Mayor Madden Endorsed by New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV)
Troy, NY– Mayor Patrick Madden’s campaign today announced the New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV) endorsement of Mayor Madden for reelection. The endorsement is recognition of Mayor Madden’s leadership on critical environmental issues such as protecting public health, building a clean energy future, and mitigating climate change.
“I am humbled to receive the endorsement of the New York League of Conservation Voters, an organization which has long fought to protect our natural environment and advance policies to improve the health of our communities through climate smart programs and legislation,”said Mayor Patrick Madden.“From our investment in renewable energy, expansion of alternative transportation options, and preservation of open space in neighborhoods across Troy, I remain focused on building a stronger, healthier city for future generations of Trojans.”
Since 2016, Mayor Patrick Madden successfully advanced a number of significant environmental initiatives to implement sustainability and climate-smart programs in the City of Troy, including:
- Completion of a 2.1 megawatt solar installation to meet 20 percent of City’s electric power needs and reduce reliance on fossil fuels
- Implementing a comprehensive solid waste management plan to address the impact of residential solid waste volume and increase municipal recycling programs
- Invested in the City’s urban trail network, including the restoration of the Garnett Douglass Baltimore Walking Trail, and the addition of 3.5 miles of bike lanes to link the South Troy neighborhood to the existing Uncle Sam Trail into Lansingburgh
- Deployment of five electric vehicles (EVs) and charging stations to phase out less fuel-efficient vehicles, reduce the City’s carbon footprint and promote energy-efficient transportation options
- Achieved a “Clean Energy Community” designation from New York State Energy, Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), qualifying the city for additional grant funding toward other environmental initiatives and programs
Julie Tighe, President of the New York League of Conservation Voters, said, “As Mayor of Troy, Patrick Madden is an effective steward for the environment. He added expanded bike and walking trails, encouraged the growth of solar energy, and helped protect the Hudson River. Expanding renewable energy, clean transportation options, and protecting our waterways are key priorities for NYLCV. That’s why we are proud to endorse Mayor Madden and we urge voters in Troy to support him in the election this fall.”
TheNew York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV) is the only non-partisan, statewide environmental organization in New York that takes a pragmatic approach to fighting for clean water, healthy air, renewable energy, and open space.
About Mayor Patrick Madden:
Mayor Madden is the endorsed candidate of the Democratic Party and Working Families Party. Elected to restore Troy’s finances and improve the city’s neighborhoods, Mayor Patrick Madden is an experienced and proven leader committed to building a brighter future for the Collar City.
Since assuming office in 2016, Mayor Madden has delivered three consecutive balanced budgets, secured major investments to replace aging water, sewer and transportation infrastructure, and fought to secure funding and essential equipment for Troy’s police and fire departments. Under his leadership, the City of Troy has received nearly $250 million in private and public investment, helping to drive economic development, create local jobs, revitalize Troy’s waterfront, and transform vacant former industrial properties into major hubs of economic activity.
Previously, he served as Executive Director of the Troy Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (TRIP) for 30 years, an organization which provided home ownership and financial management counseling to nearly 10,000 individuals, and leveraged over $50 million into Troy’s neighborhoods helping more than 1,000 families to purchase their first home.
Patrick also served as a board member for numerous community organizations, including Rensselaer County ARC, the Neighborhood Risk Management Corporation, Joseph’s House and Shelter, Troy Community Land Bank, and the Rensselaer County Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness.
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