Service Recognition


Since 1961, the Conference of Mayors has annually honored those who have served a single community for twenty-five years or more by awarding them a "Certificate of Public Service."

The total years of service does not need to be consecutive, but must be cumulative for a single municipality. Although the nominations for these awards begin with thirty-five years of service, NYCOM is also recognizing those who have served longer, in five-year intervals.

Thank you for helping us recognize your employees for their commitment to local government service. Once the nomination forms are reviewed, certificates will be completed and mailed to you so that the actual presentation may be made in your municipality.

Click here for a nomination form. If you would like to email us a photo of your recipients receiving their awards, please email the photo (jpeg) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., NYCOM Administrative Associate.

NYCOM would like to congratulate the following 2014 certificate recipients:

45 Years

Thomas Ross, Cohoes
Robert Early, Floral Park
Richard Yorkey, Saranac Lake
Joseph Roche, White Plains

40 Years

Michael P. Burns, Albany
Robert P. Marcy, Albany
Edward T. Morrison, Albany
Joseph Baia, Amsterdam
Marilyn Eddy, Bloomfield
Guy Van Benschoten, Ithaca
Brett Jones, Northport

35 Years

Joseph Z. Arabski, Albany
John R. Coons, Albany
George A. Decenzo, Albany
Darcy L. Ferris, Albany
Robert F. Wallace, Albany
Dominic Papasergi, Allegany
Victor Hugo, Amsterdam
Eric Volk, Batavia
Laura Cirillo, Canandaigua
Paul Sandy, Cortland
Barbara Hauber, East Aurora
Daniel Kinsella, Fayetteville
Patrick Massett, Fayetteville
Amanda Viscomi, Herkimer
Connie Baker, Ithaca
Michael Schnurle, Ithaca
Elmer Cook, Ithaca
Eddie Utter, Ithaca
Michael Muscolino, Newark
Peter Pellicano, Newark
Bryan Hartt, Northport
Gregg Harland, Ogdensburg
Richard Polniak, Ogdensburg
Jeffrey Shurilla, Salamanca
Jeffrey Gaskin, Scarsdale
Michael J. Sligar, Watertown
Andrew Harrington, White Plains
David Burpee, White Plains
Michael Caldarola, White Plains
Bruce Barrese, White Plains