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Town of Colonie Town Clerk

The clerk is in charge of most town records, issues certain licenses and permits, files reports with county and State agencies as required, is involved with election administration, posts legal notices, and is, in many ways, a pivot around which the town operates. The salary for this position is $93,624/year.
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  • JULIE L. GANSLE (Rep, Ind, Con, Grn, Ref) Town Clerk

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    ALISON C MCLEAN LANE (Dem, WF, WEP) Legislative Director

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Campaign Address 5 Lapham Dr
Albany, NY 12205
Campaign Phone (518) 369-6933
Community Involvement Vice President of the Board of Directors for Samaritan Shelters
Experience and Qualifications 18 years public service as the Clerk of Colonie Court; Past President and instructor of NYSAMCC,Inc; Co-authored the Annual State of the Colonie Town Court;
Biography Married mother of three sons; Graduated from Western New England School of Law & Russell Sage College
Occupation and Special Skills Responsible for the administrative management of one of the busiest Municipal Courts in the State of New York, overseeing a large staff and millions of dollars in fines and fees as well as preparing and maintaining the departments annual budget
Website, facebook page or other links gansleforclerk@gmail.com
As the Clerk of the Court for 18 years I have been responsible for the daily operation and administrative management of the department including oversight of more than 8 staff members, budget preparation, records management and reporting of millions of dollars annually. In addition I have worked with other departments and have gained an understanding of services provided by these departments. Many of the duties and functions as Court Clerk are a natural transition to the duties and responsibilities of the Town Clerk position.
If elected I would look to continue the services provided to residents and expand upon them wherever possible, including the option of mobile services to reach those residents unable to utilize the services offered at Town Hall.
Campaign Phone (518) 935-3198
Community Involvement Member Colonie Democratic Committee from 2006 - present. Founding Member and Manager of the Colonie Farmer's Market for 3 years. Ambassador for the former AIDS Council of NENY. Albany County Legislator 2013-present.
Experience and Qualifications New York State Assembly 1/13-Present, Albany, NY Legislative Director  Directall matters for New York State AssemblyMajority Member Phil Steck  Draft communications: press releases, statements, mailers, speeches, develop web content  Liaison to all elected officials, school superintendents, non-profit directors and labor organizations  Direct press events  Directconstituent services  Budget review and research  Policy research and development  Directgrant opportunities Albany County Legislature 2/13-Present, Albany, NY Albany County Legislator, 14th District  Legislator representing the Village of Menands, portions of the hamlet of Loudonville and the City of Watervliet  Committee membership: Conservation and Improvement, Health, Mass Transit  Participate in budget development process Town of Colonie 1/08-1/13, Newtonville, NY Confidential Aide to the Supervisor Liaison to 25 municipal department on behalf of the Town Supervisor Direct all constituent services Press releases, town-wide newsletters, employee newsletters  Research and development of special legislation Event planning and management Special projects: senior outreach, departmental audits, budget review, cultural events, manage municipal charitable giving program McLean Marketing 3/06-5/07, Loudonville, NY Director Marketing, Branding, Technology and Special Event services for roster of service-industry clients in Albany and New York City Skinklinic 4/04-1/06, New York, NY Marketing and Communications Manager  National and local online and print marketing/advertising  New client acquisition - responsible for increasing sales per visit and client retention/satisfaction  Cross-promotional sponsorships  Special event management  Website management  Create and implement schedule-based marketing programming for 3 national facilities  Membership/client programs development and implementation Lippe Taylor Brand Communications 11/02-4/04, New York, NY Executive Assistant to the President Research and develop new business and media opportunities Manage administrative and facilities staff Assist in creation and copy-editing of all client presentations  Manage all scheduling, travel, communications and administration
Biography I grew up in Colonie and moved to Boston to attend Boston College in 1990. After graduating, I worked for a large entertainment firm in Risk Management and Licensing. In 2001, I moved to New York City to attend graduate school at SUNY/FIT. I worked in marketing and communications for the largest women's marketing firm in Manhattan. I then became a marketing manager for a national chain of medical facilities. I moved back to the area in 2006 and became the marketing director for Capital Repretory Theater. I then went on to become the confidential aide for the Colonie Town Supervisor in 2008. I met my husband Tim in 2009 and we were married in 2010. In 2013, I was elected to a seat in the Albany County Legisalture and I became a legislative director for the NYS Assembly. My husband Tim and I live in the Village of Menands with our two children.
Occupation and Special Skills Legislative Director. Significant constituent experience across all levels of local, state and federal government.
Website, facebook page or other links www.alisonmcleanlane.com facebook.com/alisonmcleanlane
The role of Town Clerk is to interact with the constituency on a daily basis to issue permits and licensing, as well as to fufill the fiduciary and vital statistics requirements as mandated by the State of New York. I have a lengthy work history in constituent service, as well as budget management and analysis. I ran for this seat in 2007, now that it is an open seat, I am running for it again.
I would like to create more availability of online services, increase the number of services available at the Clerk's office, as well as to adding office hours that better confrom to a modern day schedule.

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