December 15, 2017

Community Strength

Our neighborhood activities have fostered community stewardship and solidarity in a city of close friends and neighbors. This love and commitment demonstrates the true character of the people of Amsterdam. I am reminded each day why I chose to raise my family in this city and why I continue to stay and fight for its future.

Neighborhood Associations are succeeding in crime prevention and beautification of our city, and have hosted “meet & greets”, National Night Out, the East End Attack, the Main Street Winter Mixer and the “Windows on Main Street” program. Our Spring Fling hosted 3,000 visitors at no cost to taxpayers!

  • 20+ TONS of litter picked up  in annual Spring and Fall clean-ups.
  • Graffiti painted out; Paint Bank started.
  • Citizens’ Police Academies regularly offered to familiarize residents with the work of our APD and to better our neighborhood watch efforts.
  • Community Mural Project features the work of local artists all over the city.