Archive for April 7th, 2009

The following is a press release written by the NYS Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officers. I am pleased and honored to have been awarded an opportunity to serve in this capacity. This appointment will allow me to develop new relationships across the state that will benefit our community, and to be mentored by exceptionally dedicated and intelligent people involved in public service.

Amsterdam Mayor Ann Thane Appointed to Conference of Mayors’ Executive Committee

Mayor Ann Thane of the City of Amsterdam has been appointed to the sixteen-member Executive Committee of the New York State Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials. Mayor John McDonald of the City of Cohoes, President of the Conference of Mayors, made the selection. The Executive Committee is responsible for establishing the overall policy for the Conference of Mayors.

In announcing the appointment, Mayor McDonald stated, “Mayor Thane is a progressive municipal leader who has been an active participant in NYCOM programs. Her commitment to quality public service in New York State makes her well qualified for the appointment, and she will be a major asset to our organization. I look forward to working with Mayor Thane to implement our statewide agenda.”

Ann Thane was elected Mayor of Amsterdam in November 2007, and immediately made history as the city’s first female mayor. Mayor Thane’s efforts have focused on aggressively and effectively marketing the City of Amsterdam to businesses and developers, and maximizing the city’s success in securing grants. She has also made open and transparent government a top priority. Mayor Thane previously served as Director of the Walter Elwood Museum in Amsterdam from 2001 to 2007 and has a strong background in community service within Amsterdam and Montgomery County.

The Conference of Mayors is the statewide association representing New York’s cities and villages. Since 1910, NYCOM has united local government officials in an active network of legislative advocacy, technical assistance and municipal training.

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