Welcome to the official website
City of Schenectady!
is a city rich in history and accomplishment.
It was here where Thomas
Edison founded what would become the General Electric
Company, where George Westinghouse invented the rotary
engine and air brakes, where the American Locomotive Works
once made virtually every steam and diesel locomotive to
pull passengers and move freight across our country, and
where New York State’s first historic district, the
Stockade, was named.
Once known as the City that Lights and Hauls the World,
Schenectady today is poised for a new generation of growth
and opportunity. Since 2004, more than $150 million in
new investment has been made in our downtown. In the
coming months, we will welcome the completion of a new
hotel, cinema, restaurants, high technology companies, a
YMCA, cafes and loft housing in our resurging downtown,
joining our magnificent and historic Proctor’s Theatre.
Throughout its 300 year history, Schenectady has proved to
be a city of remarkable resiliency and renewal. As Mayor,
I invite you to experience all that our beautiful city has
City Hall Hours of
9 AM - 5 PM,
Monday - Friday
Summer Hours of
(July & August):
8 AM - 4
PM, Monday - Friday
need information on issues concerning
food, housing, child care, employment,
health care, senior care, substance
abuse, mental health, financial
problems, crisis counseling, legal
matters or other matters,
United Way 2-1-1 Northeast
You can call 211 Monday through Friday,
9 am to 5 pm. It is a free call.
latest information about the Erie
Boulevard project, visit
on the following link to visit the New
York Conference of Mayors' site
regarding their public education
campaign to defend property taxpayers
from tax shifts that may be pushed from
the state onto cities and villages.