Benefits of NYCOM Membership
Membership in NYCOM is a sound investment which benefits you and your municipality.
The New York State Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials (NYCOM) is an association of, and for, cities and villages in New York. Since 1910, NYCOM has united local government officials in an active statewide network. With more than 580 municipalities and 7,000 local officials, NYCOM is a powerful advocate for city and village interests in the state legislature and with state agencies. We are a readily accessible source of practical information touching upon every area of municipal activity. NYCOM is also a leader in the on-going training and education of local officials. From training programs to legislative advocacy to inquiry handling, NYCOM assists city and village officials in providing essential services in a cost effective manner.
Education and Training - No one facet of NYCOM’s member
Inquiry/Information Services - One of the goals of NYCOM is to serve as a clearing-house of information, so do not hesitate to give NYCOM a call. NYCOM’s experienced staff includes three attorneys and experts in labor relations and municipal finance, providing technical and legal assistance to answer municipal questions and providing written legal opinions. The NYCOM staff is ready to answer and/or direct any inquiries you may have.
Amicus Curiae – NYCOM is available to provide legal support in the New York and Federal appellate courts on issues of state-wide importance to municipalities.
Local Law Service – NYCOM offers copies of sample local laws from municipalities across the State.
Labor Agreement Database Service (LADS) - By request, these reports are available to members for comparing salaries and benefits for unionized employees. There is a modest fee for this service.
Surveys and Research – NYCOM Distributing information on specific topic areas such as municipal salaries, health insurance, budgets and taxes, technology, fees and fines, and more.
The Directory of City & Village Officials and Product Services Guide – This annual publication lists every city and village in New York State, complete with municipal officials, addresses, telephone and fax numbers, counties and population figures. The Directory also highlights municipal products and services from firms interested in providing services to local governments in New York State. The Directory is a valuable desk-top reference for thousands of municipal officials.
The New York State Municipal Bulletin - As a responsible public official, you need to keep up with developments on many fronts. The Bulletin is NYCOM’s first line communication with our members. Published quarterly,, the Bulletin is your source for expanded coverage of NYCOM activities and events, reports on legislative and other developments at the state and federal levels, in-depth analysis of special issues, affiliate news, and the latest information on the municipal legal front.
NYCOM News, Legislative Update and Albany Action – Are NYCOM’s newsletters that update members in between issues of the Municipal Bulletin on more timely news to insure that members receive the latest information on the issues affecting local government.
The Handbook for Village Officials -Is a comprehensive guide to the operation of village government. The information in the Handbook cannot be found in any other publication, and represents a valuable source for any village official.
Newly-Elected Handbooks - Are designed for the newly-elected official and provide a basic introductory guide to new officials. They are available in both city and village editions.
NYCOM Special Reports - The NYCOM staff writes and compiles many publications addressing specialized areas of local governments. As a member, you’ll receive a wide variety of surveys and reports updating you on the latest municipal issues. Remember -- suggestions for topics are always welcome from our members!
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