|Board of Trustees
Lou Rosamilia (Mayor)
Mayor of Troy
Lou Rosamilia is a longtime Troy resident and is known throughout the Collar City as a dedicated community leader and a distinguished public servant.
Rosamilia’s teaching career began in 1972, and for nearly 40 years he worked as an educator in Troy schoolsfirst at La Salle High School and later as a professor at Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC). During his tenure as professor of accounting and business, Rosamilia received prestigious awards in recognition of his unique abilities in the classroom and tireless commitment to students. He earned both the New York State Chancellor’s Award for Teaching and the HVCC President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Rosamilia recognizes the value and importance of community service, and has been a hard-working volunteer and participant in charitable efforts for several organizations, including the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the American Heart Association, and Junior Diabetics, among others.
In 2010, Rosamilia sought his first elected office and was overwhelmingly voted on to the Rensselaer County Legislature. In his capacity as a county legislator, he served on a number of committees, which include Budget & Finance, Veterans, Rules, and Charter Revision committees.
Rosamilia’s reputation for effectiveness, integrity, and diligence on the County Legislature resulted in his being selected as the Democratic Party’s nominee for Mayor in 2011. During his campaign, Rosamilia connected with Troy residents and outlined a plan to engage with communities, improve municipal services and programs, collaborate with educational institutions, and foster vibrant and active economic development.
After winning November’s election in convincing fashion, Lou Rosamilia was sworn in as mayor of the City of Troy on Jan. 1, 2012.