Troy Mayors

Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015

The City of Troy Charter states that the Mayor shall be elected by the voters, as opposed to selection by City Council, for terms of four years. Term limits imposed in 1994 restricted recent mayors to serving two consecutive terms. Since the establishment of the City of Troy in 1955, ten men and women have held this office. They are as follows:

Mayor Tom Costello
Frank Costello
December 16, 1955- April 13, 1959, donated all public service earnings

Robert A. Huber
April 13, 1959- November 23, 1964, became a state senator

Vincent McAvoy
November 30, 1964- April 8, 1968, also organized Troy Little Leagues

Mayor Jules Famularo

Jules R. Famularo
April 8, 1968- April 8, 1974, only mayor to resign

Mayor Richard Doyle
Richard Doyle
April 8, 1974- April 13, 1992, longest serving mayor

Mayor Jeanne Stine
Jeanne Stine
April 13, 1992-April 9, 2001, first woman mayor in Troy

Matthew Pryor
April 9, 2001- April 2004, known as fiscal conservative

Louise Schilling
April 2004- November 11, 2011, also served on City Council for 18 years

Janice Daniels
November 11, 2011- November 7, 2012, controversial mayor recalled

Maureen McGinnis
Interim mayor November 7, 2012- November 26, 2012

Dane Slater
November 26, 2012- present, retired Troy Police Captain

During 2015 watch for stories that highlight each of the mayors, their contributions and challenges and the City of Troy grew and changed.

To commemorate the City of Troy’s 60th Anniversary in 2015, we will publish a different story each day that highlights a person, discovery, or event that occurred locally, regionally, nationally, or even globally between 1955 and 2015 and that helped shape our lives and our community. We will try to post stories on important anniversary dates, but we also realize that dates are less critical than content and context. We will include the facts related to controversial stories, allowing our readers to form their own opinions. We invite you to read and comment on the stories. Your suggestions for topics are also welcome and can be posted on our Facebook page, www.troyhistoricvillage/facebook. You can also email stories or ideas to the 365 Story Editor at

WordPress Image Lightbox