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THE CITY OF RENSSELAER MOURNS THE PASSING OF MAYOR DANIEL J. DWYER

11/20/2018 1:22:57 PM

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Nov. 20, 2018

 

STATEMENT BY THE CITY OF RENSSELAER ON THE PASSING OF MAYOR DANIEL J. DWYER

 

RENSSELAER, N.Y. (Nov. 20, 2018) – The City of Rensselaer has released the following statement on the passing of Rensselaer Mayor Daniel J. Dwyer.

 

“The City of Rensselaer joins the Dwyer family in mourning of the Honorable Daniel J. Dwyer, thirty-second mayor of the City of Rensselaer. Mayor Dwyer passed away earlier Tuesday morning, surrounded by family. Mayor Dwyer, a Korean War veteran, served the City proudly for several years, starting in 1963 as a member of the Civil Service Commission, from 2002 to 2005 as chair of the Zoning Commission before his 2005 election as Mayor.”

 

“Under Mayor Dwyer’s leadership and harkening to his earlier career as a pilot for Pan American Airways, his management of the City lifted its spirits and chartered a new route for long-term success. Rensselaer moved its City Hall and City Court to the former Fort Crailo School, built the new North End fire house, a new police station, and renovated a former drug store into the new Rensselaer Library – all driven by Mayor Dwyer’s vision. Mayor Dwyer and the Common Council worked diligently to stabilize the city’s financial situation upon entering office, now achieving an A-plus bond rating.”

 

“Mayor Dwyer is predeceased by his wife of 51 years, Kathleen, and is survived by their two children and five grandchildren. And as a testament to Mayor Dwyer, he leaves the city in strong hands with Mayor Rich Mooney, the Common Council, and all City employees who believe, just as Mayor Dwyer did, that Rensselaer is in the midst of a resurgence for new development and new investment within the city. The thoughts and prayers of all of the City of Rensselaer are with the Dwyer family during this difficult time.”

 

For more information about the City of Rensselaer, visit RensselearNY.gov or on social media (fb.com/RensselaerNYS, @RensselaerNYS on Twitter, and RensselaerNYS on Instagram).

 

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About the City of Rensselaer. Situated on the Banks of the Hudson, the City of Rensselaer is a small city with a rich history and a wide potential for future growth. With direct access to locations like New York City, Boston, and Montreal, the city is at a crossroads of industry and innovation. Its proximity to the Hudson River Waterfront and breathtaking views of Albany lends itself to an experience that combines metropolitan living with a close-knit sense of community. The 9,400 residents in Rensselaer are increasing every day, with the population growing 21 percent from 2000 to 2010. Rensselaer has cemented its historical legacy as one of the Capital Region’s most important centers of trade and commerce for over 375 years, beginning as a railroad town and transitioning into a modern, professional, and accessible Transit Village. RensselaerNY.go

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