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Utica for All of Us

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Celeste Friend has demonstrated her commitment to transparency of government, protecting the livability of our neighborhoods, and building a sustainable Utica.

As Mayor, she will continue her commitment:


  • Ongoing open communication with residents
  • Better access to City services
  • An open process for choosing street paving

Livable Communities

  • Quality, affordable housing
  • Expanded, proactive Codes enforcement
  • Safe, walkable, and accessible neighborhoods


  • Flood mitigation
  • Preparing for climate change
  • Maintaining existing infrastructure

Celeste believes in the power of communication. She believes that democracy is stronger, and we are empowered as citizens, when we are kept informed. So she writes a regular monthly newsletter that keeps people informed of business before the Council, how she votes, and other important information about Utica. She also writes a series of newsletters called “How Utica Works,” which explains various functions of city government. Sign up today and be in the loop!

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