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...?
On May 4th, Monday at 6:30pm, the Town Board will have its monthly General/Regular meeting in the Town Hall.
Our 3rd Annual Picnic is May 2nd-I Love My Park Day...!
Our very popular free bike raffle will be back for a third year! Community organizations, businesses, families, & individuals donated over 50 bikes last year to our local youth. It was an extraordinary day filled with great community spirit. We hope to exceed our past donations & give away more than 50 bikes this year to our local youth. Some organizations donated other items such as fishing poles, hula hoops, etc. It's the Cairo Durham Little League's Opening Day at 9am. The Boy Scouts will be occupying the park for their Troop Activities from May 1st to the 3rd-the Annual Boy Scout Spring Camporee. The Bike Parade starts at 11:30am, the Free Bike Raffle starts at 1pm. Join us for a Family Fun Day on May 2nd! Click here for our flyer & Click here for the information on NY State's I Love My Park Day webpage
Schedule: 9am Little League Opening Day Ceremony, 11am The Pipe Band of Greene Bagpipes & Presentation/Welcome, 11:30am Bike Parade, 12pm Canine Demonstration, 1pm Free Bike Give Away!
There's a new phone system for the Town...
The Main number is 518-622-3120 and from there you can reach your department. The new centralized phone system is working out some gliches and the phone company is working through those diligently. After decades without a centralized phone system, we are consolidating multiple phone lines.
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 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:
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, and 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 to be named.
God Bless our servicemen and 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 from April to August 2014...
Congratulations to Kathy Rockefeller-Deputy Clerk as the Town of Cairo's Employee of the Month for August 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.