Sam Oliverio — Putnam County Legislator
Sam is a a life-long resident of Putnam Valley. He is an Army veteran who has devoted his entire life to public service. For the past 30 years working in our Putnam Valley School District guiding our youth into making good life choices, to his entrance into governmental work over 20 years ago to assist the parents and grandparents of those young individuals; Sam has always believed in “giving back to his community through public service.”
Sam has helped Putnam Valley secure our beautiful Senior Center, has helped secure historical designation for Peekskill Hollow Road, helped secure a Sheriff’s Sub-station at Oregon Corners, helped provide an ambulance flycar service in our Town, has always voted for what is best for our citizens and not what is convenient or politically appeasing, has always been a fiscal conservative and has never stopped working hard for the young people, parents and grandparents of the town that he loves.
Wendy Whetsel — Putnam Valley Town Board Member
Wendy Whetsel is an experienced member of Putnam Valley’s town board. She initiated and supported a town-wide oil co-op which now provides more competitive oil prices for residents. She worked hard to successfully protect Peekskill Hollow Road from unwanted and unnecessary expansion. She has consistently supported sustainable economic development for our town.
Wendy and her husband Bill have lived on Mill Street in Putnam Valley since 1980, in the John Paulding House which was built in 1763. She initiated the flagging of historic homes in town. She was a founder and first President of the Putnam Valley Residents Coalition in 2001. PVRC was created to bring awareness to the town of the fact that over 800 housing units were being proposed in Putnam Valley.
Wendy is also a member of the Putnam Valley Grange 841, supporting the local agricultural community. She loves working with her friends and neighbors supporting Putnam Valley’s rural character and historic background.
Steve Mackay — Putnam Valley Town Board Member
Steve Mackay is a former postmaster of Putnam Valley, with 39 years of experience in the postal service, including 25 years of management experience. He is a Past President the Putnam Valley Volunteer Ambulance Corps and has served on its Board of Directors. Steve is also a member of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Honor Corps.
Steve has recently designed and implemented an Aquatics program for middle school children in the Peekskill NY public schools. He is also the Aquatics Coordinator at Camp Floradan in Putnam Valley. Steve is a 37-year resident of Putnam Valley. He has been married for 25 years and has two children.
Gina Capone — Putnam Valley Town Judge
Gina Capone is currently serving her third term as Town Justice, encompassing 12 years of service to the Town. Gina has been in Private Practice as a lawyer since 1997 after graduating from Pace University Law School. She is licensed to practice in New York States’ 2nd District.
Professional memberships include Putnam County Magistrates’ Association, in which she serves as their Vice President. Gina has been a resident of Putnam Valley for 21 years, and looks forward to continuing to serve the people of our Town.