Robert P. LaColla is the current Supervisor for the Town of Fishkill serving since January of 2012. He campaigned on a pledge to address the Town’s fiscal problems and bring transparency to its dealings.
He began his term when the Town was teetering on fiscal failure after five successive years of budget deficits. Since taking office, the town’s revenues have been set to sustainable levels and the budgets balanced. For the past three years, the Town has kept spending below its budget.
Mr. LaColla is also President of LaColla Construction Services Corporation. Through his company, he has provided services that include contract administration, owner representation, contract negotiation, land development, consultation, cash flow analysis, municipal approvals and general contracting in both residential and commercial construction.
Prior to establishing his company, he worked for CorJen Construction of Boston and Ginsburg Development Corporation (GDC) of New York. His roles ranged from project manager to operations manager for GDC’s Rockland and Northern New Jersey Division. His responsibilities included budgeting, scheduling, purchasing and staff development for the division. He has over thirty years’ experience in construction services, land development, contract negotiations, business administration and consulting.
Mr. LaColla highly values volunteerism and has served in professional and community organizations as diverse as Boy Scouts of America to technical advisor and on-site supervisor for an award winning high school drama organization for thirteen years; he served on the Town of Fishkill planning board for five years; served on the Town of Fishkill Comprehensive Plan Committee; the Dutchess County Planning Board, Mid Hudson March of Dimes and the board of the Mount Gulian Historic site.
In his current role as Supervisor, he has been an active member of the Poughkeepsie/Dutchess County Transportation Council, the Dutchess Community Block Grant Advisory Committee, and has collaborated with Scenic Hudson to develop the Hudson Fjord Trail, and other agencies such the Village of Fishkill, the City of Beacon, Greenway Council, the NYS Comptroller’s Office and the NYS Department of State on various public benefit initiatives.