Staff

P. Christopher Kelsey, CFO

Chris Kelsey, CPA is an accounting professional with experience in municipal finance.  Mr. Kelsey is the Accounting Supervisor and Acting Comptroller for the Town of Colonie.  He is responsible for managing the agency’s budget, A/P, A/R, and compliance with state reporting requirements.

Andy Acker, Planner

Andy Acker, Planner with the Planning and Economic Development Department, has unique professional planning experience working in both large metropolitan and rural communities. His experience includes providing planning support for citizens, businesses, municipalities and non-profits with land use law, community development, comprehensive plans and grant writing. Andy graduated with a B.A. in Urban Studies from the University of Pittsburgh.

Ethan Townsend, Planner

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Industrial Development Agency (IDA) & Local Development Corporation (LDC)

The Colonie IDA and LDC have supported more than $450 million in project investments in the Town of Colonie, New York since 1990. Recent projects include:

The Ayco Company

$23.6 Million in Capital Investment
717 New Jobs Created
185 Jobs Retained

Afirm’s Sports Inc.

$10 Million in Capital Investment
51 New Jobs Created
4 Jobs Retained

Restaurant Depot

$8.5 Million in Capital Investment
42 New Jobs Created

Chris’ Coffee Service

$6.2 Million in Capital Investment
92 New Jobs Created

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