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Born at Saratoga Hospital in 1972, Matthew is fifth-Generation Saratogian.  Eldest of Michael and Gail Veitch's five children, he is a 1990 graduate of  Saratoga High School.  He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Teaching from Plattsburgh State University in 1994.  Matthew also earned an Associate's Degree in Telecommunications in 2005 from Pace University in New York City. He lives on Casino Drive, with his wife Stephanie, and two Children-Jacob and David.

Matthew is currently employed by Verizon Telecommunications, Inc., and works as a manager in the Network Asset Management department, Coding Standards and Circuit Activation group, located in Glens Falls.  His job duties include project management for all the major projects the group undertakes.  Formerly, his job duties included managing approximately $1Billion in Verizon's fixed assets in The Wall Street district in Manhattan and Nassau County, as well as offices in Ohio.  Prior to his work in Asset Management, he was a Customer Service Administrator in the Troy, NY installation call center, where he was a member of CWA local 1118, and served as a Union Steward in that office.

Matthew comes from a long line of Veitch family members that have served the City. Matthew's grandfather, Donald, was the Executive Director of the City's Urban Renewal Project from 1965-1986.  His father Michael was a teacher at SSHS for over 30 years.  Kevin Veitch served as the City's Code Enforcement Officer for many years.  His brother Greg is the Saratoga Springs Chief of Police.  His other brother Paul is an Sergeant in the Investigative Division of the Police department.  Michael Veitch serves as the Business Manager of the Department of Public Works, and his cousin Ryan is also in DPW.  His sister Mary Austin works for Empire State College.  Matthew currently serves as the Chairman of the City's Open Space Advisory Committee.

Matthew is dedicated to making the City a better place, and he is a member of several civic organizations:

President, Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation

Board of Directors, Saratoga County EOC
Saratoga County Children's Committee
Saratoga Springs Southwest Neighborhood Association
B.P.O.E. Saratoga-Wilton Lodge No. 161
Ancient Order of Hibernians

He has formerly served as a board member of the Saratoga Springs History Museum, where he was Treasurer, the Saratoga's All-American Celebration committee, where he was also Treasurer, and on the board of the Gateway House of Peace, a hospice home located in the Town of Milton.

Matthew has also won several awards and Honors during his lifetime, including:

B.P.O.E. Student of the Month, 1990
National Honor Society, 1990
John Philip Sousa Band Award, 1990
Kappa Delta Pi, Education Honor Society, 1994
Phi Alpha Theta, Historical Honor Society, 1994
Alpha Chi, Academic Honor Society, 2005

Saragtoga PLAN Conservation Hero Award, 2014

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