Monica Kurzejeski is the Deputy Mayor for the City of Troy, NY, and oversees the day-today operations of Troy government, managing all city departments and municipal employees. Prior to her appointment by Mayor Patrick Madden, Monica was the Economic Development Coordinator for the City and the founding Executive Director of the Troy Community Land Bank. She has worked to continue the development of Downtown Troy, but more importantly worked to spread the momentum to other parts of the Collar City. Of the 9 buildings included in the historic Cuff and Collar District throughout the city, only 1 of the properties today remain available for development. As an ally to neighborhoods, community organizations, small businesses and large developers, Monica works to provide an inclusive approach to reimagining Troy knowing that it takes more than just the municipal government to do the work.
In addition to her work for the City, Monica also served as the Market Manager for the Troy Waterfront Farmers’ Market, a position she held since 2009. With her diverse background, she brought a dynamic approach to this Capital Region market and was instrumental to the success it holds today.
With a resume that includes Economic Development, Property Management, Construction, Retail Management, Event Coordination and versions of Chief of Staff, Monica brings to the position critical thinking (a self-professed continuous improvement junkie), decision making, community relations, organizational management, and regional knowledge. While working for developer John Hedley, the team worked to develop Hedley Park Place, Flanigan Square and The Market Block in Downtown Troy – some of the early development that has led to Downtown Troy’s success today. She takes pride in the fact that many of the tenants that she has placed in the past 15 years are still thriving and calling Downtown Troy their home. Her dedication and passion for the community, the Region and Troy provide her motivation to do what is right for the City of Troy.