Michele has worked for the Town of Colonie for over 30 years. Currently serving as the Receiver of Taxes for over 25 years, she was previously employed in the Town of Colonie Assessor’s Office as a Residential Property Appraiser and the Latham Water District.


Michele currently serves as a Director for the New York State Association of Tax Receivers and Collectors and is a past President of this organization.  She also serves as Co-Chairperson of the Empire State Collectors and Receivers of Taxes.

Community Involvement

Michele serves as a Member of the Colonie-Guilderland Rotary Club, BPOE Colonie #2192, Joseph E. Zaloga American Legion Auxiliary, Albany Polish-American Citizens Club Auxiliary, Current Liturgical Minister for the Church of Saint Clare. Former Board Member of South Colonie Dollars for Scholars.

Michele is a longtime resident of Colonie with husband Arnis Zilgme, a practicing Attorney, and son Jack Zilgme who is a graduate of Christian Brothers Academy, the College of Saint Rose and currently a graduate student at Anderson University.