NYCOM Regional Training Events

NYCOM makes a concerted effort to bring our training events to our members by offering one-day and half-day workshops held around the state on a variety of topics. 

Tuesday, August 29, 2023 | 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Hosted by the Village of Whitesboro at the Whitesboro Fire Department 171 Oriskany Blvd., Whitesboro, NY

"Citizen journalists” have been conducting “First Amendment” audits for years. However, the proliferation of video cameras on mobile devices coupled with growing online political activism has resulted in an explosion of First Amendment audit activity in the past 24 months. YouTube videos of these audits are ubiquitous, showing an individual walking through municipal buildings recording local officials and employees doing their jobs and residents there to conduct municipal business. The videos frequently include scenes of altercations with distressed municipal employees who respond to these auditors in an agitated, confrontational manner. This presentation will provide an overview of what a First Amendment audit is and how local officials can appropriately respond to such activities.
Presented by: Wade Beltramo, NYCOM General CounseL

There is no charge for this workshop, but we do ask that you please RSVP to: Lisa Langdon, Treasurer (315) 736-11131 or by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

The Elected Officials Academy is NYCOM’s two-tiered program that recognizes the educational and leadership accomplishments of elected city and village officials. For more information about NYCOM’s Elected Official Academy and to enroll, please visit This session qualifies for 1.00 elective credit hour.