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The First Women Leaders

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The First Women Leaders of the Town of Colonie, NY

Mary Brizzell, Town Supervisor, 1996-2007

Mary S. Sweeney, Town Justice, elected 1994

Michele Zilgme, Receiver of Taxes, elected 1996

Ella L. Holmes, Town Board Member, elected 1938

Bonnie Vass, Town Clerk, elected 1982


Thank you for assistance with research:

Thomas Clingan, County Clerk

Elizabeth A. DelTorto, Colonie Town Clerk