Welcome to our city’s official web site. Port Jervis, New York, also known as the River City and the Gateway to the Upper Delaware River is a small city located at the junction of three states, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
It has served as a transportation center for hundreds of years, first as a stop on the Old Mine Road, the first 100-mile road in America, then as a port on the Delaware and Hudson Canal and finally as a division center for New York and Lake Erie Railroad. It still serves as a regional center as the area’s major roadways pass through or near it.
In many ways we are still a traditional small town that you may have grown up in in the 1950s or 1960s. We still celebrate
Arbor Day, Flag Day and read the Declaration of Independence on July 4th. We remember our veterans on Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day and have a wonderful Fireman’s parade in early July each year. We also have a Halloween parade, a Christmas parade and a Christmas tree lighting ceremony.
Port Jervis is a historic town, but also looks to the future. We hope you will visit us or locate your business here or perhaps even move here. Whatever your goal we hope you enjoy your time in Port Jervis.
Our web page is designed with several purposes in mind. We want to introduce you to our elected officials, both locally and regionally, to our city’s departments, boards and commissions. There is a considerable amount of material relative to our community development programs and financial incentives for businesses that might be thinking of relocating here. We have also included historical materials about our city, a calendar of upcoming events, links to other web pages that are not only of local interest but informative as well.
Finally, if I can be of any help, please call me at (845) 858-4017 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is the goal of this administration to make our city great again and we need your help to do that.
Mayor Kelly B. Decker