The Alplaus Residents' Association

The Alplaus Residents' Association (ARA) is a group of citizens of the hamlet of Alplaus whose purpose is to serve the community. The ARA is open to all Alplaus residents, we hold our annual meeting the third Thursday of March each year. At this meeting new residents are introduced, events of the past year are reviewed, community concerns are discussed and officers are elected for the year. The ARA also acts as a point of contact between the hamlet and the Town of Glenville and Schenectady County.

    We sponsor 3 community events each year:
  1. The first is our annual July Fourth Celebration which includes a kids carnival, a block party, a parade, and a picnic.
  2. We also sponsor the Alplaus Run-Around, a 5 kilometer race around the hamlet that has been in existence for 35 years!
  3. During the holiday season we host a Holiday Kids Party with cookie decorating, crafts, and of course Santa!

To make these events happen we need your help! If you are interested in volunteering or becoming a member of the ARA Board please contact us at:
See you around Alplaus!

2016 Alplaus Citizens of the Year

Chris and Mary Breslin

Chris and Mary Breslin are 2016 Alplaus Citizens of the Year, an honor well-deserved. Chris and Mary have been an active part of our community for many years through the ARA, the fire department, girl scouts, and the Glencliff School. Mary and Chris organize the Alplaus July 4th Parade and Kids Carnival every year as well as the Halloween Party. As our Fire Chief Drew Coppola said, "Chris and Mary are a great example of what life in Alplaus is all about, they have great pride in their community and treat everyone with respect and kindness. This hamlet is lucky to have them as residents and I am honored to have them as friends"

The ARA Board
President:Mike McHale
Past President:Andy Gilpin
Vice President:Tom Esmond
Treasurer:Vicki Watkins
Secretary:Kate McHale
Elected DirectorsAppointed Directors
Kathy BoyleGarry Polmateer
Jeff SheelyMaurice "Bud" Watson
Myrtle Major
Gray Watkins
Jessica Evans
Dan Salvin