Michelle Capone announces candidacy for Watertown City Council

WATERTOWN, NY —  Michelle Capone is pleased to announce her bid for a seat on the Watertown City Council. A City of Watertown resident for more than 20 years, Ms. Capone is an active community volunteer and throughout her career, has has been focused on efforts to grow the North Country economy.

“I am truly excited about the opportunity to serve my community as a member of Watertown City Council,” said Capone. “I am passionate about our community and bring to the table a great deal of knowledge and experience that I believe would help the City reach its full potential. In the weeks to come, I look forward to sharing my vision for the future with residents and of course, listening to their thoughts on how together, we can change our city for the better.”

Ms. Capone is a graduate of Jefferson Community College, SUNY Geneseo, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics and SUNY Oswego, where she earned a master’s degree in Business Administration.

She has worked at the Development Authority of the North Country for more than 21 years and currently serves as the organization’s Director of Regional Development. Prior to the Development Authority of the North Country, she worked at Watertown Savings Bank and the Small Business Development Center at Jefferson Community College.

A resident of the City for more than two decades, Ms. Capone has been a homeowner for 14 years.

A dedicated community volunteer, Ms. Capone serves on the board of directors for the NNY-Fort Drum Association of the United States Army, Jefferson Community College Foundation, Watertown Industrial Center Local Development Corporation and the City of Watertown Planning Board. Previously, she has served on the boards of the United Way of NNY, Credo Foundation and the Northern Regional Center for Independent Living. She is a member of the Sunrise Rotary.

“Whether through my professional career or my volunteer efforts, my life has been dedicated to helping the North Country — including the City of Watertown —succeed,” said Ms. Capone. “I am confident my experience working with small businesses, non-profits and government would be beneficial to the Council and allow me to make a difference in the lives of residents in the City of Watertown.”