Clarifying the Independent Petitioning Process and the Calendar of Dates

Clarifying the Independent Petitioning Process and the Calendar of Dates

View the following Election and Organizational Meetings materials:

• September Village Election Calendar of Dates 
• Village Elections FAQs
• Village Official Year and Organizational Meeting

View Recorded 2020 Village Election Update Webinar (available to NYCOM members only-contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for member access).

Call to Action: Federal Funding from Washington

Call to Action: Federal Funding from Washington

NYCOM continues to lobby for inclusion of a significant infusion of direct federal funding to local and state governments in the next round of federal stimulus currently being discussed in Washington. While our message is being heard and the New York delegation has expressed support of our position, this funding remains in doubt and we must continue to provide our federal leaders with the mounting evidence of the impact COVID-19 is having on municipal revenues. Therefore, I urge you to prepare and send copies of the sample letter linked below (including your estimates of lost revenue due to COVID-19) to your member of the House of Representatives, Senator Schumer, Senator Gillibrand and President Trump (via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs). The economic renewal of our communities and our state depends upon the federal government successfully and immediately enacting a package of federal funding to all local governments. Thank you for your support in this critically important effort. If you have any questions, please contact Peter Baynes or Barbara Van Epps at the NYCOM office (518) 463-1185.

VIEW SAMPLE LETTER (updated 6-24-20)

NYCOM Webinars Available

NYCOM Webinars Available

  • 2020 Village Elections Update: Clarifying the Independent Petitioning Process and the Calendar of Dates
  • Public Access to Police Disciplinary Records
  • Reopening Local Governments
  • Reopening NY’s Restaurants
  • Securing Federal Funding in a Time of Crisis
  • Helping Local Businesses During the COVID Pandemic
  • Workforce Management in the Shadow of a Pandemic
  • Enforcing the Governor's COVID Executive Orders & the Procedure for Issuing Local COVID-Related Emergency Orders
  • Conducting Meetings & Public Hearings During the COVID-19 Pandemic

CLICK HERE TO VIEW RECORDED WEBINARS AND HANDOUTS
(NYCOM MEMBERS ONLY)
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NYCOM's 2020 Local Government Achievement Awards (LGAA)

NYCOM's 2020 Local Government Achievement Awards (LGAA)

Deadline Extended to July 15th

Due to the onset of COVID-19, LGAA Applications have been extended to July 15th.

These awards are intended to showcase significant and innovative projects and programs undertaken by NYCOM member cities and villages that have improved quality-of-life, resulted in cost savings, established cooperative partnerships, created new or unique approaches to issues, and/or streamlined the delivery of services.

Winning submissions will be recognized at a future NYCOM awards ceremony (details will be shared at a later date), highlighted in an upcoming issue of the NYCOM Municipal Matters, and featured in the Best Practices section of the NYCOM website.

Questions regarding the program should be directed to Eileen Silva at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at (518) 463-1185.

LGAA APPLICATION

DiNapoli: Local Sales Tax Collections Drop Over 32 Percent in May

DiNapoli: Local Sales Tax Collections Drop Over 32 Percent in May

Over the three-month period of the pandemic’s effects, local governments have received $824 million (19.2 percent) less in sales tax revenue than they did during that same period in 2019, per OSC's new report.

VIEW REPORT (added 6-16-20)

NYCOM Advocacy Update: June 12, 2020

NYCOM Advocacy Update: June 12, 2020

Governor Announces the "New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative"

VIEW ADVOCACY UPDATE (6-12-20)

NYCOM Urges Release of Local Highway Funds

NYCOM Urges Release of Local Highway Funds

NYCOM has joined with the Associated General Contractors of New York State, New York State Association of Counties, and Association of Towns of the State of New York to urge Governor Cuomo to release CHIPS funds to all local governments as critically important highway projects are underway in every region of our state. Infrastructure investment is essential to the restart of local economies.

VIEW LETTER (6-9-20)

A Primer for Local Government Officials

A Primer for Local Government Officials

Managing Protests, Large Events and Mass Gatherings


View article from NYCOM's Municipal Matters Magazine by Wade Beltramo, NYCOM General Counsel

Winners of NYCOM's 8th Grade Essay Contest

Winners of NYCOM's 8th Grade Essay Contest

NYCOM would like to congratulate the winners of our fourth annual essay contest addressing the topic, “If I Were Mayor, I Would . . .” from nearly 1,000 entries received.

FIRST PLACE: Winslow Ryan - Village of Southampton
SECOND PLACE: Bella Gambino - Village of New Paltz
THIRD PLACE: Viviane Kim - Village of Port Jefferson

VIEW award-winning essays (close to 50 participating schools - nearly 1,000 essays)

NY FORWARD

NY FORWARD

A Guide to Reopening New York and Building Back Better

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Wear a Mask
#NewYorkStrong

NYCOM and our local officials on the front lines are proud to partner with Governor Cuomo's office in protecting you and restarting the economy. 

MY COMMUNITY,
MY FUTURE

NYCOM has released a video — told from the point-of-view of a young New Yorker. She knows that her future starts with increased state investment in her community.

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NYCOM FALL TRAINING SCHOOL
September 21-25, 2020
Crowne Plaza, Lake Placid crowne

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