Incorporated cities and villages of the State of New York are eligible to be Members of NYCOM.
Membership in NYCOM entitles city and village governments to receive a variety of valuable services that they cannot receive elsewhere, or for which they would otherwise have to pay a premium.
- A municipal inquiry service to help get answers from NYCOM's staff of legal and programmatic experts to questions on legislative and legal matters, finance, economic development, labor relations, and state and federal programs;
- NYCOM publications, including the Municipal Matters publication, research and municipal management reports, survey results, and frequent updates on important legislation and programs;
- Access to areas of the NYCOM website that are only available to members where "best practices" and survey results can be reviewed and NYCOM publications downloaded at no charge;
- Annual conferences, training schools and regional seminars on current municipal issues, where officials receive practical and timely information to assist them in meeting the many challenges facing local governments; and
- Participation in the NYCOM USA program, where a municipality receives – at a discounted fee – a Utility Savings Audit of their utility bills that identifies, corrects and secures refunds for overcharges on telecommunications, electric and natural gas bills.
NYCOM has three primary affiliate organizations.
A representative from one of our affiliates serves as a voting member on NYCOM's sixteen-member Executive Committee for a one-year term. This is the only member of the Committee who is not a mayor, and the seat rotates among the three affiliates.
NYCOM also works closely with county-wide and regional organizations from throughout New York that represent cities and/or village governments. Additionally, in NYCOM's efforts to represent cities and villages, we regularly interact with a variety of statewide associations that have city and village officials as their members. These organizations include:
Municipal Electric Utility Association of NYS
NY Association of Local Government Records Officers
NY Planning Federation
NY Rural Water Association
NY Water Environmental Association, Inc.
NYS Assessors' Association
NYS Association of Personnel and Civil Service Officers
NYS Association of Redevelopment and Housing Officials
NYS Building Officials Conference
NYS Magistrates' Association
NYS Recreation and Park Society