February 9-11 | Albany Marriott

This event provides a unique opportunity for our members to share ideas and convey a unified message about the need for funding, tools and a true partnership with the State. 

NYCOM Advocacy Update: January 22, 2020

NYCOM Advocacy Update: January 22, 2020

2020-21 Executive Budget Released

The most recent update highlights some of the proposals of the greatest importance to our members.

ADVOCACY UPDATE (1/22/20) 

NYCOM Workshop: Understanding Municipal Ethics in Today's Climate

NYCOM Workshop: Understanding Municipal Ethics in Today's Climate

  • Thursday, February 6 (9:00 - 10:30 a.m.) | Village of Ravena (Village Municipal Building, 15 Mountian Road, Ravena, NY 12143)

Topics of Discussion: Article 18 of the General Municipal Law, Gifts, Nepotism, Use of Municipal Equipment, Local Ethics Codes and Ethics Boards.

Presented by: John A. Manini, NYCOM Counsel

Cost: There is no charge for this workshop, but we do ask that you confirm your attendance with Kris Biernacki, Deputy Clerk-Treasurer (518) 756-8233 or by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

* NYCOM Elected Officials Academy (EOA) - The session qualifies for 1.5 elective credit hours.

Sponsored by: NYS Municipal Workers' Compensation Alliance

NYCOM's Legislative Program 2020

NYCOM's Legislative Program 2020

VIEW AND DOWNLOAD PROGRAM

LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES:
• Increase Unrestricted State Aid
• Enhance Funding for Water and Sewer Infrastructure
• Expand Highway Funding
• Amend the Newly Enacted Criminal Justice Reforms
• Limit the Application and Cost of the Prevailing Wage Mandate

Watch news conference from NYCOM's Legislative Priorities Meeting

Policy Brief: New York's Criminal Justice Reforms

Policy Brief: New York's Criminal Justice Reforms

This POLICY PAPER provides a summary of the 2019 criminal justice reforms, identifies the critical changes the legislation will have on the criminal justice system, and discusses the potential impacts the changes will have on cities and villages.

Notice to Ensure Compliance of the VRA for Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties

Notice to Ensure Compliance of the VRA for Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties

The federal Voting Rights Act (VRA) requires that language assistance be provided to voters in political subdivisions in which 5% of the voting population speak the same language and do not also speak English proficiently well to effectively participate in the election process.
Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester counties are covered by this requirement, and consequently, all villages in Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester counties must provide Spanish language assistance as well.

VIEW NOTICE REQUIREMENTS

NYCOM Advocacy Update: January 14, 2020

NYCOM Advocacy Update: January 14, 2020

2020 Legislation Session Began Last Week

The Governor delivered his State of the State address on Wednesday. As is typically the case, the speech was heavy on headlines and light on detail but there were a few topics of interest including escooters, the legalization of recreational cannabis, the Downtown Revitalization Initiative, funding for upstate airports, and small cell deployment.

VIEW ADVOCACY UPDATE (1/14/20)