Mayor's Office

I take great pride in welcoming you to the City of Plattsburgh. Graced with natural beauty and teeming with history, Plattsburgh is rewarding to visit and an even better location to live, work, and raise a family.

Located on beautiful Lake Champlain near the Adirondack Park, we are home to approximately 19,000 residents. We have the largest fresh water beach in the United States, multiple points of access for boaters, miles of walking and bicycling trails and paths, and an arts corridor that is experiencing explosive growth around the soon-to-be completed Strand Performing Arts Center.
Mayor Calnon
Our location and resources have helped shape our area’s history. 2014 is the bicentennial of the definitive battle of the War of 1812. I hope you will join us for the Battle of Plattsburgh commemoration at the end of this summer. Tour our historic museums, including the Battle of Plattsburgh Interpretive Center, Champlain Valley Transportation Museum, Kent-Delord House Museum and the Clinton County Historical Museum.

The Champlain Valley is formed between the Adirondack Mountains of New York and the Green Mountains of Vermont. The world famous Olympic venues of Lake Placid are only an hour away. We have all the charm of a confident, small city, and we are also often referred to as “Montreal’s US Suburb.” The close proximity of Plattsburgh to Montreal means that international business, travel, arts and entertainment are a way of life here. Our resources and location make us that ideal place to live and work.

We are home to the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, the regional Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital, and a thriving business community. With our partner and namesake the Town of Plattsburgh, we host world-class manufacturing, international businesses and one of the most effective Chambers of Commerce in the country.

The pages of this website will also introduce you to our city’s workforce, another source of pride for the Mayor and residents. With nearly 300 employees, we work very hard to ensure that our community stays healthy, clean and safe. We have responded to nature’s extremes along with the daily challenges with the same commitment.

Since the establishment of Plattsburgh in 1785 by Zephaniah Platt, we have grown to be the cultural, artistic, service and business hub of the North Country.

Thank you for visiting our online presence. I welcome you to visit and discover all the wonderful opportunities our area can offer. We hope to see you back soon!


James E Calnon