Westfield Mayor To Serve On NYCOM Finance Policy Committee

Westfield Mayor Michael VandeVelde has been appointed to serve on the Finance Policy Committee of the New York State Conference of Mayors.

Mayor James Miccio of Fishkill, NYCOM’s president, made the appointment.

As a member of the Finance Policy Committee, VandeVelde will be directly involved in providing policy recommendations to the NYCOM Executive Committee, developing positions on various pieces of legislation and considering new legislative proposals that will benefit cities and villages. The committee will focus on a wide range of issues, including municipal budgets and taxation, real property taxes, tax exemptions, revenue options, state aid, state mandates and infrastructure funding.

“Mayor VandeVelde is a strong and outspoken supporter of local government,” Miccio said. “We are pleased to have him involved with NYCOM in this important undertaking which will only strengthen our organization’s advocacy efforts. I know Mayor VandeVelde will be a tremendous asset to this process.”

The Conference of Mayors represents city and village governments in New York state and has 576 city and village members.