New York State City/County Management Association (NYSCMA)

  • NYSCMA Overview

    NYSCMA is a professional organization of appointed chief executive officers and administrators, other appointed municipal officials and educators.

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NYSCMA 2018 Fall Seminar

NYSCMA’s 2018 Fall Seminar was held in Rochester on October 17, 2018 at SUNY Brockport’s downtown location.

Renew Your NYSCMA Membership

Notices have gone out to current and prospective NYSCMA members for 2018-2019 membership. Please update your membership status today!

Professional Management Positions in New York State

Keep an eye on position announcements and professional local government opportunities in the state.

Current Job Opening in New York State

Apply by November 15 for a City Manager position with the City of Newburgh!

Officers & Board

Association Officers May 2017 to May 2018 President: Bryan White 1st Vice-President: James Palmer 2nd Vice-President: David Burke Secretary-Treasurer: John Goodwin Executive Director: Patti Dwyer Director of Policy & Governmental Affairs: Robert McEvoy Immediate Past President: Jason Molino Board of Directors Robert Cole Sarah Purdy Connie Green-O'Donnell Liz Melock Dan Sarnoff Don Witkowski Robert Hagemann Justin Datino ICMA Senior Advisors Mike Ritchie Kay James Finance Assistant George Calvi Secretariat to the Association Dr. Celia Watt, MPA Graduate Program - SUNY Brockport Senior Advisors Program The Executive Board established the ICMA Senior Advisors program in 1974 to make the counsel, experience, and support of respected, retired managers of the profession available to city and county managers and administrators. Senior Advisors are volunteers, available to meet periodically with members in their state or area to discuss the profession and the concerns of managers. Discussions range from problems with mayors and councils, overall management questions, relations with ICMA, responses to local controversies such as referenda on the council-manager plan to career development counseling. All discussions are confidential. The Senior Advisor program is designed to help with personal and professional issues, not to provide any form of technical assistance or solve substantive problems in a local government. Range Riders also assist communities interested in adopting or retaining council-manager government. Senior Advisors are selected jointly by the ICMA Executive Director and either the advisor's state association and/or state municipal league. ICMA and the sponsoring state organization share travel and other expenses. The amount of expenses allocated depends on the size of the state, the number of Senior Advisors, and funds available from the sponsors. Please contact the association if you wish to utilize the New York State Senior Advisors. One additional distinction should be made about Senior Advisors; they are sometimes confused with circuit riders. Circuit Riders or shared administrators are professionals who serve more than one community. They may not have the full responsibilities of a city manager but they at least provide technical assistance and often provide overall management services. For More Information on the Senior Advisor program go to the Senior Advisor Program at ICMA.

Corporate Sponsors

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