Councilman Connors is working to keep Halfmoon a Safe Place for Families
Jeremy Connors' entire life has been dedicated to protecting families, keeping our community safe and serving others. With a combined 30 years of public safety experience that includes service and leadership positions in the fire department, local law enforcement and now the private sector, we can trust Councilman Connors to keep Halfmoon a safe, secure and affordable place for families. Jeremy will put his proven public safety experience to work for the betterment of Halfmoon families.
A Lifetime of Service
Jeremy developed a strong work ethic by helping his grandparents at their Waterford restaurant Hub’s Diner. Jeremy attended Waterford–Halfmoon School until the ninth grade, when he attended Catholic Central High School in Troy, graduating in 1996.
Early in his life, Jeremy developed a deep sense of community service and helping others. It was this sense of service that led him to volunteer at the age of 16 at the local fire company. Under the tutelage and mentorship of several senior members of the Halfmoon–Waterford Fire District, Jeremy learned the true value of neighbors helping neighbors and the value of public safety and the importance of public service.
Keeping Halfmoon Safe
For 17 years, Jeremy witnessed the importance of public safety in the lives of Halmoon families. This first-hand experience would later prove crucial as he became Fire Chief in 2011 of the Halfmoon-Waterford Fire District No. 1. Chief Connors successfully managed an annual budget of approximately $1 million and supervised over 70 men and women.
As Fire Chief, Jeremy employed a leadership style that was approachable, fiscally responsible and strategic. Working with members of the Board of Fire Commissioners, he utilized smart budgeting practices which allowed for the purchase of a new aerial ladder truck improving the fire protection being provided to residents, all while keeping within the two percent mandated tax cap.
In fact, the last year that Jeremy served as Fire Chief the annual budget came in below the tax cap, a testament to Jeremy’s vision and ability to work well with the Board to achieve positive results for residents. Chief Connors is a highly decorated active member of the Halfmoon-Waterford Fire District No. 1 and has spent hundreds of thousands of documented hours volunteering. He was Junior Firefighter of the Year in 1995, and Firefighter of the Year in 1998. Jeremy also has been publicly recognized with several life-saving awards.
Making a Positive Difference
Jeremy is a former law enforcement officer serving for nearly 13 years serving as a DARE Officer, School Resource Officer, and Field Training Officer. In 2014, Jeremy left the police department and re-entered the private sector, having been recruited as Vice President of Business Development for Camdu Solutions, a safety, education and consulting company serving emergency services and industry alike.
In addition to his public safety experience, In 2014 Jeremy served on the Town of Halfmoon’s Board of Assessment Review and the Town of Halfmoon Economic Development Committee. Serving in these important civic capacities, Jeremy once again contributed his time and talents to make our community an even better place.
In 2005, Jeremy and his wife Lori purchased their home in Halfmoon to raise their two children, Thomas and Alexis. Jeremy and Lori chose Halfmoon not just for its charm and beauty, but also for its well-deserved reputation for fiscal responsibility and accountability.
Jeremy’s son Thomas followed in his footsteps by joining the Halfmoon-Waterford Fire District as a junior member in 2013.
Jeremy Connors’ established commitment and continued desire to serve Halfmoon, coupled with his combined 30 years of public safety experience, makes him well-qualified, prepared and ready to serve our community in Town government.