8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Monday – Friday
(With the exception of New York State Holidays)
62 Washington Street
Rensselaer, New York 12144
Phone: (518) 462-9511
Fax: (518) 462-9895
Daniel J. Dwyer, Mayor Dan.Dwyer@rensselaerny.gov
Erica A. Jackson, Confidential Secretary to Mayor Erica.Jackson@rensselaerny.gov
John P. Hicks, Esq., Corporation Counsel John.Hicks@rensselaerny.gov
John A. Spath, Esq., Deputy Corporation Counsel John.Spath@rensselaerny.gov
The Mayor’s position in
the City of Rensselaer is a four year elected term.
General Powers and
Duties of the Mayor:
- General Executive
officer of the City.
- To see that the city
departments, boards, commissions and officers faithfully perform
- Maintains peace and good
order within the City using the powers and resources at his command.
- Is vigilant and active
in causing the laws of the State and the ordinance of the Common
Council to be executed and enforced within the City.
- Reports to Common
Council a statement of the finances and general condition of the
affairs of the City, with such recommendation in relation thereto as
he may deem proper.
- Give such information in
relation to the same as the Common Council may from time to time
- Receive and examine
complaints against any city officer for neglect of duties or
malfeasance in office and immediately present the same to the Common
- Has the power and
authority to call out and command the police and firemen of the
City, including the Chief Executive Officers thereof, whenever, in
his discretion, he shall deem it necessary.
- When he deems necessary,
call together the heads of the departments, boards, commissions and
officers of the City for consultation and advice in relation to the
City affairs. The City Clerk shall attend such meeting and make a
record of its transactions and keep such record in her office.
- Execute all deeds made
by the City and cause to be affixed thereto the City Seal, except
- Has the authority at all
times to examine records of any department, board, commission,
office, officer or employee.
- Holds position of
Chairman of the Board of Public Safety.
- Marriage Officer of the
City of Rensselaer. Performs marriage ceremonies by appointment
only. Can only perform marriages within the City of Rensselaer.