Putnam Valley Town Supervisor
From his service as a Platoon Leader in the U.S. Army, though his administrative positions in the Putnam Valley School System and his combined 23 years of governmental service (5 years as a Putnam Valley Councilman and 18 years as a Putnam County Legislator) Sam has demonstrated true leadership, commitment and caring for all of the residents of Putnam Valley.
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 and worked hard to bring down tax impacts to residents.
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.
Other accomplishments include::
- Co-Founder of Hollowbrook WaterWatch
- Past Co-Chair of Putnam County Sustainable Energy Committee
- Pushed to reinstate Ethics Board
- Helped to bring in Electronic Recycling Trailer
- Pushed to bring in Medication Take back Box at Town Hall
- Helped to Establish Tompkins Corners Cultural Center
- Brought in PV Hop, a Co-op, to help reduce oil costs to residents
- Re-energized the Commission on the Conservation of the Environment
- Got the County to install a guardrail on Mill Street
Putnam Valley Town Clerk
Sherry Howard also brings a long history of public service and professional experience to the office of Putnam Valley Town Clerk.
Having been employed with the Putnam Valley Department of Parks and Recreation beginning in 1999, Sherry served as Senior Clerk for 10 years.
Ms. Howard also currently serves as President of the Putnam Valley Historical Society, is an active member of the Putnam Valley Democratic Committee, is liaison to the Continental Village District Advisory Commission, volunteers with Caitlyn’s Fight, was a member of the Town’s 175th Anniversary Committee, and was awarded the prestigious Robert J. Uplinger Award from the Lion’s Club for Distinguished Community Service. She also served as Vice President of CSEA Local #840 for nine years.
Sherry Howard earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Hunter College and was also a Past Member of New York Public Interest Research Group’s Speakers Bureau.
Putnam Valley Town Judge
Judge Gina Capone is currently serving her fourth term as Town Justice encompassing 16 years of service to the Town of Putnam Valley.
Gina has a general law practice here in Putnam Valley since 1997. Gina is a graduate of Pace University (Magna Cum Laude) with a Political Science Major and Criminal Justice Minor and graduate of Pace Law School where she was a member of the Moot Court.
Professional membership includes Putnam County Magistrate’s Association and Putnam County Bar Association. Gina has been a resident of Putnam Valley for 25 years.
Judge Capone has the experience necessary to continue serving the residence of Putnam Valley.