Thanksgiving Message From Supervisor Albra

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Town of Fishkill

November 25,2020

Dear Fishkill Residents,

On this Thanksgiving Day, I want to take a moment to express my sincere gratitude for the privilege of being part of the Fishkill community. As this is my first Thanksgiving in office, I am especially thankful for the opportunity to serve all my neighbors as Town Supervisor. This year in particular, it is critical for us to pause and reflect on the blessings we have received.

Every Fishkill resident has seen their lives affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have lost their jobs, countless children have seen the routine of school and extracurricular activities disrupted, and far too many of us will note an empty seat at the Thanksgiving table this year as friends and loved ones have passed away or are prevented from travelling due to due to public health guidelines.


It can be easy for the events of this year to weigh heavily upon us. But as your Town Supervisor, I have had a unique opportunity to see the myriad ways the community here in Fishkill has met and overcome the challenges of 2020. I’ve met with business owners who have found creative ways to continue operations and with restaurant owners who have utilized outdoor and socially-distanced dining options to continue serving customers. I’ve joined not-for-profit groups and my fellow Town Board members in giving a helping hand to those in need with food drive events. I’ve witnessed the incredible patriotic spirit of our Fishkill community at events like our Veterans’ Day ceremony, Memorial Day caravan and for 10 days as Fishkill residents came to the polls in record numbers for the general election earlier this month. And every day, I see dedicated and talented Town employees in every department who are driven by a passion for public service and desire to make a difference.

We continue to face challenges unlike any we’ve faced before. But from my perspective, I can see the character, determination and resilience of Fishkill residents. I see the values of kindness, generosity and cooperation we have fostered in our Town. And as this Thanksgiving Day arrives, I feel boundlessly blessed to be able to serve this incredible community, and I have faith that as we continue in our work, our best days lie ahead. I wish you all a safe, healthy, and happy Thanksgiving. May you all feel love, hope and peace on this day and every day.


Azem "Ozzy" Albra

Town Supervisor