The Mayor, as ceremonial head and chief officer of the city, possesses all powers and exercises all duties provided or required of him by law, the City Charter or the City Council. In those capacities, the significant duties of the Mayor are described below:
. Presiding officer of the City Council
. Member of the City Council with all the power and duties of that office
. Senior advisor to the City Council concerning the affairs of the city
. Head of the Police and Fire Departments
. Senior representative of the City to other cities and government entities
Anthony J. Sylvester Sr. was born on July 17, 1943 at Leonard Hospital in Troy. NY, and is a life long resident of Mechanicville. He is a graduate of Mechanicville High School class of 1961. He has been married to his wife Janice L. Bruno for 46 years and has 4 children and 6 grandchildren.
His work history included West Virginia Pulp and Paper, Boston and Maine Railroad and General Electric/Momentive Siliones; retired in 2009.
Past Chairman J.S.Moore Housing, Past Chairman Family Day Committee, member Zoning Board and Feast of Assumption Committee.
Honored as Man of the Year in 1998 by Chamber of Commerce for volunteer work after the tornado in May.
Work with the City Council to improve the infrastructure, bring in new business and help older businesses in the city through the acquisition of grants. Also acquiring funding for the rehabilitation of homes owned by low and moderate income people.
Heroes and Heroines
Men and Women of our Armed Forces,Veterans and Margaret Kennedy Mehan for all her support and contributions to the citizens of Mechanicville.