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5/22/2023Montgomery County and the National Council for Skin Cancer Prevention Partner to Remind Americans to Enjoy the Sun Safely this Summer
5/9/2023County Health Department Leads STOP THE BLEED Training Teaches New York State Association of County Health Officials Staff
4/28/2023National Park Service Network to Freedom Designate Local Site, Montgomery County History & Archives Accepted as New Listing
1/19/2023Ossenfort Appoints Jeff Kaczor Emergency Services Director
1/18/2023New Body Scanner Installed at County Correctional Facility Device
10/28/2022“Elves Day Out” to Transform Canajoharie into Christmas Wonderland for All Ages
9/28/2022Montgomery County Unveils Improvements to the Burbine Forest Disc Golf Course
9/27/2022Montgomery County Requests Proposals for Next Phase of Demolition at Former Beech-Nut Plant
9/27/2022Montgomery County Announces $200,000 Investment to Revitalize the Former Nelliston School
9/20/2022Montgomery County to Announce Major Investment in Historic Building to Create New Childcare Facility
9/16/2022Montgomery County Public Health Hosts Chris Herren
8/25/2022Montgomery County Announces Sponsorship of “The Blue At Burbine” Disc Golf Tournament
6/17/2022Social Services Commissioner McMahon Pursuing New Opportunity
4/11/2022Montgomery County Inaugural Restaurant Week Scheduled - May 9 through May 15
4/4/2022Montgomery County Becomes a Sponsor of the Stockyard Open Disc Golf Tournament
1/4/2022County Launches COVID-19 Home Test Reporting Portal
11/5/2021Montgomery County to Launch ‘Operation Green Light’ Initiative to Support Local Veterans
10/7/2021Executive Budget Released, Includes Efforts to Aid in Job Retention, Employee Morale
7/12/2021Public Health Partners with Alpin Haus on Tick and Lyme Outreach

County Economic Development Committee Advances Prospective Purchase-And-Sale Agreement With E29 Labs


County Breaks Ground on New Shared Services Facility

3/4/2021OFA Partnership with AgingNY & Kinney Drugs to Vaccinate 4,000 Seniors
1/29/2021Executive Approves High-Risk Sports In Montgomery County
1/14/2021County Opens COVID-19 Vaccine Waitlist Hotline
1/11/2021Statement from County Executive Matthew L. Ossenfort Regarding COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
12/28/2020For Immediate Release: County Recognized BOE for Efforts During Unprecedented 2020 Election
12/23/2020For Immediate Release: County Employees Assist Local Seniors Before Holiday
12/10/2020Executive Details COVID-19 Quarantine & Isolation Protocols
12/4/2020For Immediate Release: Executive Details Rising Covid Numbers
11/5/2020Burtonsville Road Spur Bridge Dedicated During Reopening
10/21/2020County Exec Tours Exit 29 Redevelopment Site with Rep. Antonio Delgado
10/7/2020Executive’s 2021 Budget Stays Under Cap, Avoids Layoffs & Preserves Critical Services

County Executive Letter to U.S. Senate Leaders Regarding Pandemic Relief Package (PDF)

9/2/2020For Immediate Release: Ossenfort Calls on Federal Leaders to Provide Direct Aid for Local Governments in Next Pandemic Relief Package
8/31/2020‘Be a Tourist in Your Own Town’ Campaign Launched
8/27/2020For Immediate Release: Montgomery County Launching Business Reopening Fund to Assist Local Businesses
5/20/2020Statement from County Executive Matthew L. Ossenfort Regarding Drive-Thru Parades
5/20/2020Executive Issues New Executive Order

NY FORWARD-A Guide To Reopening New York & Building Back Better (PDF)*


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on New York Forward and Business Reopening*


Montgomery County Reopening Toolkit (PDF)*


Montgomery County Best Practices Guidelines (PDF)*

5/15/2020Executive Issues New Executive Order
5/11/2020Executive Renews Emergency Order
5/6/2020Executive Renews Emergency Order
5/1/2020Executive Renews Emergency Order
4/26/2020Executive Renews Emergency Order
4/21/2020Executive Renews Emergency Order
4/17/2020Alabama High School Student Helps Healthcare Workers in New York

County Executive Matt Ossenfort and Sheriff Jeffery Smith will provide a COVID-19 update via Facebook Live at approximately 1 p.m.*

4/16/2020Executive Renews Emergency Order
4/14/2020Executive Extends State of Emergency

County Executive Matt Ossenfort and Public Health Director Sara Boerenko will provide a COVID-19 update via Facebook Live at approximately 1 p.m.*

4/11/2020Executive Renews Emergency Order
4/10/2020County Executive Launches Local Take 5 For NY

County Executive Matt Ossenfort and Public Health Director Sara Boerenko will provide a COVID-19 update via Facebook Live at approximately 1 p.m.*


County Executive Matt Ossenfort and Public Health Director Sara Boerenko will provide a COVID-19 update via Facebook Live at approximately 1 p.m.*


County Executive Matt Ossenfort and Public Health Director Sara Boerenko will provide a COVID-19 update via Facebook Live at approximately 1 p.m.*


County Executive Matt Ossenfort and Public Health Director Sara Boerenko will provide a COVID-19 update via Facebook Live at approximately 2 p.m.*


COVID-19 Info Card (PDF)


State of the County 2020 Video Presentation*

3/3/2020Release: County Executive, Business Leaders Discuss Efforts to Drive Economic Success

RELEASE: Montgomery County’s 2020 Local Tourism Grant Program Now Accepting Applications*


Local Tourism Grant Program Application (PDF)*


Happenings - March 2020


Happenings - February 2020


Happenings - January 2020

12/19/2019Kolbe Expands Customer Access at DMV

Happenings - December 2019

11/26/2019Ossenfort, Amedore, State Officials Cut Ribbon on 40 Miles of Refurbished Bike and Pedestrian Trail

Happenings - November 2019


Happenings - October 2019


Executive Budget 2020 (PDF)

9/5/2019Ossenfort Issues 2020 Executive Budget to Legislature

Happenings - September 2019


Happenings - August 2019

7/3/2019Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Receives Donation from Sean Craig Family
7/2/2019Plaque for Fallen Deputy Sheriff Unveiled in Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Lobby

Happenings - July 2019

6/10/2019County Employees Support St. Mary’s Healthcare with Cribs for Kids Initiative

Happenings - June 2019

5/28/2019County Team Launches Exit 29 Project Website

Cornell Urban Design Workshop Final Presentation*


Happenings - May 2019


Happenings - April 2019

3/26/2019DSS Child Support Unit Recognized by Legislature
3/15/2019Montgomery County’s 2019 Local Tourism Grant Program Released

Happenings - March 2019

2/15/2019County Seeks New Ideas for Exit 29 Redevelopment Site
2/5/2019Volunteers from the Department of Social Services Assist in Point-in-Time Count

Happenings - February 2019

1/2/2019County Veterans' Service Agency Works to Increase Services for Veterans
12/19/2018Montgomery County Receives $3.6 Million in Economic Development Grants
12/19/2018Montgomery County Clerk's Office Recognized During December Meeting
12/3/2018County Receives Secretary's Choice Award from Secretary of State Rossana Rosado

Happenings - December 2018

11/30/2018County Holds Safe Harbour Kickoff Event with Community Stakeholders
11/28/2018County Sheriff's Road Patrol Division Expected to Receive State Accreditation
11/28/2018Montgomery County Jail Employees Recognized for Work Ethic and Dedication
11/16/2018County Team Tours Buffalo to Gain Insight for the Exit 29 Redevelopment Project

Give Thanks First 2018 Event Program (PDF)

11/9/2018Give Thanks First, a Night Dedicated to First Responders in Montgomery County
11/2/2018County Breaks Ground on New Public Safety Garage in Fultonville

Happenings - November 2018

10/17/2018County Employees Hold Jeans Day to Assist Resident with Medical Expenses
10/9/2018Statement From Executive Regarding Schoharie Tragedy

Happenings - October 2018

9/26/2018City of Amsterdam Wins $10 Million to Revitalize Downtown
9/13/2018Release: Executive Delivers Budget To County Legislature

Happenings - September 2018

8/28/2018Release: County Legislators Commend DSS Eligibility Unit
8/28/2018Release: Probation Department Recognized by County Legislature
8/22/2018County Receives Bus For First Responders To Use At Emergency Scenes
7/24/2018Village of Hagaman and County Collaborate on Project
6/29/2018County Exit 29 RFQ Steering Committee Selects LiRo Engineers Inc.
6/26/2018Montgomery County Farmers Recognized
6/26/2018Department of Youth and Veterans' Services Recognized
6/26/2018Montgomery County Department of Weights and Measures Receives Recognition
6/20/2018Montgomery County Unemployment Rate At Its Lowest In More Than A Decade
5/24/2018Second Annual Students & Educators Made of Something Stronger Breakfast Successful
5/22/2018Montgomery County Courthouse Staff Recognized
5/16/2018Debris Pile Removal At Exit 29 Redevelopment Site Completed
4/27/2018Public Health Holds First Annual Senior Meet and Greet
4/25/2018Public Health Department Recognized By County Legislators
4/24/2018County Issues Exit 29 Request For Qualifications
4/17/2018Release: County Employees Donate To The Office For Aging Food Pantry
4/5/2018Release: Skeo Solutions Inc. Releases Community Redevelopment Vision
4/2/2018Community Redevelopment Vision Report for Exit 29 Project
3/27/2018Release: Montgomery County Business Development Center Recognized
3/27/2018Release: Two County Employees Receive Prestigious Honors
3/26/2018Release: Montgomery County Receives $6 Million In Restore New York Funding
3/15/2018Release: County Employees Participate in National Wear Red Day Campaign

State of the County 2018 Video Presentation*

2/5/2018Release: County sees 5.9 percent sales tax increase in 2017
1/24/2018Release: County Executive Gives Testimony on County-Wide Shared Services Plan
12/18/2017Release: Montgomery County Employees Donate To Fonda-Fultonville Backpack Program
12/18/2017Release: Montgomery County Receives $4.8 Million In Economic Development Grants
11/14/2017Release: Executive Applauds Agreement That Begins Clean-Up Work At Exit 29 Site
9/27/2017Release: County Urges Residents To Stay Alert Due To Discovery Of Skimming Devices
9/25/2017Release: Montgomery County Becomes First Energize NY Member In The Mohawk Valley
9/25/2017Executive Budget 2018
8/24/2017Release: Three Public Hearings Scheduled For County-Wide Shared Services Plan
8/8/2017Release: County’s Job Readiness Pilot Program Concludes With Strong Results
5/19/2017Release: County Hosts First Students & Educators Made Of Something Stronger Breakfast
5/12/2017Release: County Announces Sara Boerenko To Serve As Public Health Director
4/17/2017Release: County Announces Steve Kuck As Emergency Medical Services Coordinator
4/13/2017Release: County Law Enforcement Saves Life Using Opioid Overdose Training
3/30/2017Release: County Offices Teaming Up For Zero Tolerance Stance Against Welfare Abuse
2/28/2017Release: National Weather Service Recognizes County With StormReady Certification
2/27/2017Release: Severe Weather Causes Flood Threat, State of Emergency In Fort Plain & Minden
2/13/2017State of the County Scheduled for March 1 at FMCC
2/8/2017Release: County Awarded National Grid Grant For Redevelopment Project In Canajoharie
1/5/2017Release: County, City Enter Into Agreement To Strengthen Countywide Hazmat Response
12/8/2016Release: Montgomery County’s Priority Economic Development Projects Receive Funding
12/1/2016Release: 3rd Annual First Responders Appreciation Dinner A Success
10/13/2016Release: Montgomery County employees make a donation to Fonda-Fultonville’s Class of 2018

Executive Budget 2017 (PDF)

9/2/2016Release: County Executive Ossenfort Submits Executive Budget to Legislature
8/29/2016Release: Environmental Work Ongoing As Progress Continues At Canajoharie Site
8/3/2016Release: Fort Plain Museum Holds Annual Commemoration of Canajohary Raid
7/20/2016Release: Montgomery County To Repave, Resurface Its Portion Of Canalway Trail
7/18/2016Release: County Announces 2016 Local Tourism Grant Award Winners
7/8/2016Release: Montgomery County 2016 Youth Day Scheduled For July 12 In Fonda
6/30/2016Release: County Donation Goes To Support Cranesville Fire Prevention Program
6/6/2016Release: New Homeowners In County Could Be Affected By Changes To STAR Program
5/27/2016Release: County Officials Present Jeans Day Donations To MCSPCA & Ayers Shelter
5/19/2016Release: Montgomery County Honors Jeff Kaczor With Peer Recognition Award
4/29/2016COLUMN: Local Organizations Partnering To Combat The Opiate Addiction Crisis
4/19/2016Release: County, Teamsters Reach Agreement For Contract With Corrections Officers
4/7/2016ADVISORY: Miami Avenue Update

Release: Beechnut Factory Project Selected for 2016 Sustainable Cities Design Academy (PDF)

3/18/2016Release: County Announces Closure To Portion Of Miami Avenue In Town of Amsterdam
3/6/2016Release: Officials Advise County Residents To Limit Open Burning Prior To Statewide Ban
3/4/2016St. Mary's Healthcare Awarded Grant To Open Ambulatory Detox Program
3/2/2016Release: Fonda-Fultonville Students Donate Monthly Can Money To Danielle's House
3/2/2016Ossenfort Schedules Visits To Towns & Villages For County Comes To Town

State of the County

2/25/2016Release: Weather Causes Minor Flooding, Has County Officials Monitoring Creek Levels
2/10/2016Gas Price Affecting Sales Tax
2/9/2016Column: Our Local Veterans Deserve All Of The Recognition They Receive And More
1/28/2016County, City & Town Officials Discuss Development, Shared Service Initiatives
1/12/2016Increased Funding Allows Office For Aging To Take Seniors Off Meals Waiting List
12/22/2015Montgomery County Public Health Urges Residents To Get Flu Vaccination
12/10/2015Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council Awarded $100.3 Million
12/7/2015Montgomery County Approves Revenue Sharing Agreement With Fulton County
11/6/2015County Unveils New Handicapped-Accessible Veterans Mini-Bus
10/26/2015Preservation League Announces Preserve New York Grants - Montgomery County Receives Funding
10/15/2015County Breaks Ground On Expansion At Public Safety Facility In Fultonville
10/5/2015Montgomery County Honors First Peer Recognition Award Winner
9/30/2015County Uses "Jeans Day" Event To Raise Money For One Of Its Own
9/24/2015Tourism Department Unveils Updated Tourism Website
9/16/2015Senator Amedore And Montgomery County Executive Ossenfort To Host Disaster Preparedness Training
9/1/2015Montgomery County Shines Light on National Preparedness Month
8/27/2015Fulton Montgomery Quilt Barn Trail Seeking More Community Members
8/24/2015County Executive Ossenfort takes part in Governor's Capital for a Day in the Mohawk Valley
8/15/2015With Possible Routes Now Determined, Connector Project Not Feasible
8/11/2015Social Services holds open house to officially open new satellite office
8/11/2015Senator Amedore, Congressman Gibson, and County Executive Matt Ossenfort to host community narcan training

Interactive Roundtable on MV500 at FMCC - August 13, 2015 (PDF)

8/3/2015BOE sponsors opportunity to educate residents on ballots & new technology - Aug 26th
7/28/2015CSX Safety Train Scheduled for Training this week in Fonda

Upgrading infrastructure should be a priority for N.Y.*

6/23/2015Hazardous Household Waste Collection Day Brings in Big Haul
6/22/2015County Local Government Efficiency Plan
6/9/2015Hazardous Household Waste Collection Day Scheduled for June 20 in Fonda
6/3/2015Five Montgomery County Corrections Employees Honored For Saving Life
6/1/2015Social Services Satellite Office Opens Doors in Amsterdam on June 8
5/22/2015County Executive and Legislature Announce Local Tourism Grant Award Winners

Montgomery County Research Report (PDF)


Montgomery County Survey is now available

4/24/2015County Executive Ossenfort Appointed to State Workforce Investment Board
4/23/2015Resource Recovery Position Saving Montgomery County Taxpayers
4/15/2015Montgomery County Schedules Youth Serving Veterans Spring Cleanup Day - April 25
4/2/2015Statement from Montgomery County Executive Matthew L. Ossenfort Regarding the NYS Budget
3/12/2015County Assembles Impressive Team to Amplify Economic Development Efforts
2/26/2015Amsterdam Printing Announces Plans to Invest, Remain in Montgomery County
12/19/2014Executive Urges Governor to Sign Child-Resistant Packaging Legislation
12/16/2014Montgomery County raises money during “No Shave November"
12/10/2014Public Hearing for Animal Cruelty Law December 17th
11/7/2014County Executive Schedules First Responders Appreciation Dinner
10/22/2014Montgomery County Board of Elections Readies for November 4th
10/8/2014Montgomery County Executive, Legislature Reach Budget Agreement
10/2/2014Montgomery County Unveils Emergency Preparedness Package
9/17/2014County Executive Ossenfort Announces Montgomery County Credit An A+

Montgomery County NY Rising Final Plan (PDF)

7/16/2014DEC, FEMA plan public Open House in Fonda on July 22nd to discuss new flood maps
6/18/2014Emergency Press Release: Executive lifts State of Emergency for Montgomery County
6/6/2014Release: Extra effort from Sheriff's Office bringing in additional revenue
5/30/2014Montgomery County NY Rising Planning Meeting June 5
5/22/2014County Maximizing State and Federal Health Care Reimbursements
5/2/2014County, State officials discuss shared services initiative

Executive Order #3 of 2014 - Banning Electronic Cigarettes in County Buildings

3/21/2014Executive Mobile Office Hours - March 27, St Johnsville

Executive Order #2 of 2014 - Emergency Management

3/11/2014Release: Montgomery County seeking out "Guardians of the Ballot"

Executive Order #1 of 2014 - Creating Animal Welfare Investigation & Cruelty Prevention Commission

3/4/2014Release: Executive Announces 1st “Youth Serving Veterans Spring Cleanup Day”
2/7/2014Executive Address to Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce - 2/28/2014
2/4/2014Solid Waste Inter-Municipal Agreement