Office of the Albany County Legislature

John E. Frainier (D)

John E. Frainier, District 17

Albany County Legislative District 17

124 Continental Avenue
Cohoes, NY 12047
Phone: (518) 235-3292

Committee Assignments: Public Safety; Public Works; and Conservation, Sustainability & Green Initiatives.

John E. Frainier was appointed by the Albany County Legislature in January 2019 to represent the 17th Legislative District, which covers the eastern portion of the City of Cohoes.

John is retired from the NYS Thruway Authority after 38 years of service. His career focus was in Traffic Operations and Emergency Management. He also served as the Deputy Agency Liaison to the New York State Disaster Preparedness Commission and State Office of Emergency Management.

He is the Chairman of the Cohoes Local Development Corporations (CDLC), which he has been a member of since 2016. 

John is an active volunteer in his community. He serves as a Lector and Eucharistic minister at St. Michael's Church in Cohoes. He is a member of the Twin Rivers Council, BSA and has served in various leadership positions. John is an Eagle Scout (1973) and was honored with the Silver Beaver Award for distinguished service to youth in 1999. John is a member of the Van Schaick Island Neighborhood Watch.

John resides on Van Schaick Island in the City of Cohoes. He is married to the former Michelle (Mitze) McOmber and they have two sons, Robert and Matthew, and four grandchildren, Delaney, Rachel, Brady and Logan.

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