The regular sessions of the Rensselaer County Legislature are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in:
Legislative Chambers, Third Floor
Rensselaer County Government Center
1600 7th Avenue
Troy, New York 12180
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Austin A. Wilcox Honor A Deceased Veteran
March 9 @ 8:30 am - 9:00 am
AUSTIN A. WILCOX
Austin A. Wilcox was born on July 5, 1948 in Troy, New York to the late Florence Jones Wilcox and Ambrose Wilcox.
Austin attended schools in the Troy school district growing up, and later graduated from SUNY Empire State College in 2000.
Austin entered in the United States Army on August 10, 1965 in Amsterdam, New York. He served in Vietnam from 1966-1968, and in Afghanistan from 2004-2005. Austin was honorable discharged from the Army on January 31, 1992 and then volunteered for recall in 2004. On September 9, 2005, he was honorable discharged again from the Army. Austin served as a professional Supply Logistician for 22 years. Austin received many awards during his time in the Army, which included the Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Armed Forced Reserve Medal and the Afghanistan Campaign Medal.
Austin is survived by his loving children; Lucille, Denise, Tanya, Mario and Austin Wilcox II; his son-in-law’s Mario Dinelli and Pete Delcoro, his grandchildren; Krissa, Alexander, Susan, Maria and Samantha and his brother Richard Burdick.
He worked various jobs throughout the capital district. The last job that Austin had before he reenlisted in 2004 was at Educational Opportunity Center located in downtown Troy, where he was a Business Services Coordinator with Hudson Valley Community College.
Austin was a member of Paralyzed Veterans of American, the VFW, a life member of the Veterans of Lansingburgh and took part in many parades. He was a man who always put the needs of others first. During his free time, Austin liked playing his harmonica and working in his wood shop.
Special sessions may also be convened at the request of the Chairman.
The agenda for a regular session is available on the Thursday preceding the meeting. Members of the public have the opportunity to speak on issues contained in the agenda for one-half hour prior to the opening of the meeting.
We also have a Public Forum night; this is a great opportunity for the Public to make comments to the full Legislative Body. It is held on the Wednesday of the week preceding our regular monthly meeting in Chambers beginning at 6:00 p.m.
At the request of local interpreters, if an interpreter is needed at any meeting in the Legislature they require 2 weeks advance notice. Thank you for your cooperation.