June 2022

Dear Residents and Community Members,

Summer is here! Although the weather certainly didn't feel that way, we were pleased to kick off the Summer season with another fantastic Food Truck Festival on Saturday, June 18th.   The event turnout was phenomenal with an estimated 6,000 people in attendance throughout the day. Boy Scout Troop 440 of Monroe was the benefactor of this event, a Troop that is actively involved in our community and has made an impact through several outstanding Eagle Scout projects which the Town has benefited from. Thank you to those who attended and continue to support our efforts. Without our incredible event organizers, along with support from our local law enforcement and emergency response agencies, as well as our neighboring municipalities, this event would not be possible. Looking ahead, we will host the Fall Food Truck Festival on Saturday, October 15th. Stay tuned in the months ahead for more details.  

With the 4th of July quickly approaching, we hope you'll join us for the Independence Day Celebration at the Millponds on Friday, July 1st (Raindate: Saturday, July 2nd). It will be a night of great music provided by The Mighty Spectrum Band along with several food options from our wonderful downtown food establishments, followed by a spectacular fireworks show. We hope to see you there!

Lastly, the Town of Monroe recently suffered a great loss with the passing of long-time resident and Zoning Board of Appeals Chairman, Mike Murphy.  Aside from serving as ZBA Chair, Mike was a former Town Engineer and Planning Board member.  Mike served the town with a level of passion and expertise for his positions that was unparalleled.  He will be sorely missed by all that were fortunate to know him and work with him. Please keep the Murphy family in your thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.  

Be well,

Tony Cardone

Supervisor, Town of Monroe 

"Freedom is one of the deepest and noblest aspirations of the human spirit."

-Ronald Reagan

Photo Courtesy of Ed Scully 

Monroe-Woodbury Girls Varsity Softball-NYSPHSAA 2022 Champions

The Town of Monroe congratulates the Monroe-Woodbury Girls Varsity Softball team on their New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Championship. This incredible team's "earned, not given" attitude resulted in 26-0 season and State Championship title.  We congratulate this amazing team and coaching staff on their tremendous season and accomplishments! 

2022 Girls Varsity Softball NYSPHSAA Section 1X Class AA


Head Coach: Penny Roberts  Assistant Coach: Elaine Schellberg

#1 Allyson Havercamp

#13 Kelsey O'Brien

#23 Brenna Quinn

#2 Danielle Ryan

#14 Brianna Roberts

#27 Emma Lawson

#4 Valerie Pedersen

#16 Eryn Coyle

#29 Nadia Bjaelker

#7 Anna Paravati

#17 Olivia Shippee

#33 Kimberly Rojas 

#8 Gabriella Schaeffer

#21 Maddy Bendix

#11 Hanah Armstrong

#22 Amanda Palmer

The New York State Champions were recently  honored at the June 21st Town Board Meeting.

A Nation's Promise:  We Will Never Forget 

The Ground Zero Flag Team Visits Monroe for the "Honor and Remember New York Run for the Fallen."

The Ground Zero Flag Team recently visited the Monroe community at the 9/11 Memorial located at the Millponds for a ceremony to reflect on the men and women who served and those brave souls lost during or as a result of 9/11 and the Global War on Terrorism. The event honored all first responders as well. The American Flag that flew at Ground Zero was raised and attendees were asked to take 9 minutes and 11 seconds to reflect on these events and to remember all those involved. 

The Ground Zero Flag Team is made up of three components: (1) the 3’ x 5’ U.S. Flag that flew at Ground Zero after the attacks of 9/11; (2) a small piece of marble recovered from the rubble of what is believed to be from the lobby of the South Tower at Ground Zero and (3) a Logbook that chronicles the travels of the team and holds the signatures of those present at the ceremony as well as housing pictures, patches, badges, challenge coins, etc. that are presented.

These Remembrance/Tribute Ceremonies have become tradition since 2003 with the purpose of having those present take a few minutes out of their hectic schedules to remember and reaffirm a promise that we as a nation will “Never Forget.” This ceremony is not only to Remember the Fallen (from 9/11; the Global War On Terrorism and First Responders) but also to pay tribute to those that survived 9/11; have been involved in the Global War on Terrorism and all First Responders that protect our communities and also honor all of their families.


Monroe Resident Honored by Mission 22 

Mission 22 & Golf Event Chair Tom Kennedy of Dana Distributors recently honored Monroe resident and loyal Mission 22 supporter, Tom Sullivan. Tom was acknowledged for his constant support of the Mission 22 cause along with his community service to Monroe and its residents.

Pictured above from left to right:  Monroe Town Supervisor, Tony Cardone Dana Distributors General Manager, Tom Kennedy, Army Football Head Coach Jeff Mongan and recipient of the Mission 22 Supporter Award,  Tom Sullivan. Congratulations, Tom! 

Mission 22 is a veteran founded organization that provides extensive, personalized support and resources to help Veterans and their families thrive.  For more information on Mission 22, please visit www.mission22.com

Upcoming Meetings:

Town Board (7 p.m. at Town Hall): 

July 11th, August 15th

Planning Board (6 p.m. at Town Hall):  

Workshop Meeting: July 14th, August 11th

Regular Meeting: July 19th, August 16th 

Zoning Board of Appeals (7:30 p.m. at Town Hall):

June 28th, July 26th, August 23rd


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