Welcome to Cairo!
Established in 1803...We are Cairo and we Care...
From our breath-taking views, extraordinary landscapes...to our cultural and economic expansion with the New Town Library, Hannaford Supermarket, Town Park...come visit us...it's not just a visit, it's an experience!
As the Crossroads of the Catskills, Cairo is a rural community in Greene County, located about 35 miles South of Albany and ten miles West of the Hudson River. Formed as Canton on March 26, 1803 from parts of Coxsackie, Catskill, and Freehold, then re-named Cairo on April 6, 1808.
Visit, explore, and live in Cairo amidst the Great Northern Catskills of New York in Greene County!
"I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright." Henry David Thoreau
What's Coming Up for Cairo...A Small Town with a BIG HEART!
On June 1st, Monday at 6:30pm, the Town Board will have its monthly General/Regular meeting in the Town Hall. On June 1st, Monday at 6:30pm, the Town Board will have a Public Hearing amending Local Law #2 of 2008 entitled "Flood Prevention Law" created by FEMA offering Local Law #4 of 2015 created and updated by FEMA. On June 1st, at the Town Board meeting, the County Administrator & Cairo's County Legislators will be informing the
Town Board of the County's Solar Farm project in 2015.
Our Annual Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony...
On Monday, May 25th at 11am our annual Memorial Day Parade will kick-off in front of Hannaford and travel down Main St. finishing in the Town Park. A Ceremony honoring our Veterans will follow soon after the parade's conclusion. Please join us!
There's a new phone system for the Town...
The Main number is 518-622-3120 and from there you can reach your department.
Our Accomplishments & Goals for the Town of Cairo...Click Here...
"Restoring Cairo One Street, One Repair, & One Policy at a Time"
We are improving infrastructure
We are improving Town standards, policies, & laws
We are improving Code Enforcement
We are governing transparently, efficiently, & responsibly
We are fiscally responsible
We are advancing our strategies & goals
We are supporting our local organizations: Cairo Historical Society, Cairo Chamber of Commerce, Greene County Chamber of Commerce, Cairo Durham Little League, American Legion, Boy Scouts Troop 43, Greene County Department of the Aging
ZONING for the Town of Cairo...
For zoning information & downloads go to:
Our Hometown Heroes...
Proudly, the Cairo Historical Society will continue their "Town of Cairo Hometown Heroes Banners Program" this May. It's a living tribute to the servicemen and women from the Town of Cairo who served our country from the Revolutionary War to the present day. Each banner will honor a specific Town of Cairo former or present serviceman or woman and will include their picture, branch of service, & military conflict in which they served. The banners will be displayed from May to September. The banners will be hung on lampposts that line Main St. & Mountain Ave, as well as other streets. God Bless our servicemen & women and their families!
Thank you Volunteers of the Year for 2014!
It's been a great privilege & pleasure to witness the extraordinary amount of volunteerism in the Town of Cairo. Our sincerest appreciation to the many volunteers who donate time and money to improve & enhance our quality of life in Cairo. We have acknowledged John & Gail Kargoe as Volunteers of the Year for 2014. John & Gail have selflessly and tirelessly volunteered as members and officers of the Cairo Historical Society and the Cairo Chamber of Commerce. They have participated in many endeavors for those respective organizations and the Town, they have generously donated their time and money to support various events and endeavors, and have offered their time for other events and tasks in Town as well. Thank you for your outstanding and exceptional volunteer
service and commitment to the Town of Cairo. Congratulations!
Employees of the Month for September & October 2014...
Congratulations to Patricia Asaro-Ambulance Clerk as the Town of Cairo's Employee of the Month for September 2014!
Congratulations to Dale Becker-Parks, Buildings, & Grounds employee as the Town of Cairo's Employee of the Month for October 2014!
We are a Climate Smart Community...
The Town of Cairo has made the Pledge to be a Climate Smart Community and engage the Climate Smart Strategy for alternative, green energy sources. For more information on Climate Smart Communities go to their website: CDRPC
Need Help, Answers, or Resources...?
The United Way of Columbia & Greene Counties provides resources and agencies through United Way 2-1-1 Northeast Region. Just dial 211 on your phone and you will be connected or go to: 211NENY for more information and to get connected.