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 2016 certificate recipients:


Dorothy M. Perrich, Lynbrook

Marilyn Cole, Meridian


Constance Hoard, Glen Park

Carol Sheibley, Gowanda

Marilyn Cole, Meridian

Irene Daniels, White Plains


Ellen R. Dyrvik, Lynbrook

Wayne Voudren, Saranac Lake

Kathleen D'Eufemia, Tarrytown


James Karpowicz, Floral Park

Michael Reid, Floral Park

Charles L. Parent, Geneseo

Anne Strizzi, Green Island

Thomas Wright, Hilton

Steven B. Kulig, Jamestown

Debbie C. Patti, Jamestown

Joseph Neve Jr., Lynbrook

Joseph Benefico, Pelham

Claudette Gassler, Scarsdale

Richard Lyman, White Plains

35 Years

John B. Tedesco, Albany

Donald Gorey, Briarcliff Manor

Richard Gates, Canandaigau

Gloria Frament, Cohoes

Edward Trimble, Cold Spring

Donna Shofkom, Endicott

Patrick Massett, Fayetteville

Joseph Oswald, Floral Park

Lt. Vincent Thorn, Garden City

Michael C. Scheriff, Garden City

Michael J. Arids, Garden City

Philip Felice, Hamburg

Peter Caporal, Irvington

David Hoaglin, Ithaca

Vincent Monticello, Ithaca

Roger Johnson, Lake George

Thomas M. Duggan, Lynbrook

Lawrence J. Bien, Lynbrook

Anthony M. Tesoriero, Lynbrook

Robert Bertrand, North Syracuse

Kevin Schelling, Ocean Beach

David Meeker, Oneida

David Piersall, Oneida

Stan Shaffer, Oneonta

Linda Stiefel, Oneonta

Michael Shriman, Pelham

Marshall Bernstein, Roslyn

Darrell Hough, Saranac Lake

John Carmody, Scarsdale

Joan Malone, Tarrytown

Charles Ball, Watertown

Michael R. Caldarola, White Plains

Bernard Cyran, White Plains

Nicholas Kralik III, White Plains

Larry Johnson, White Plains

Kevin Lasher, White Plains

Richard Houlihan, White Plains

Eugene Seit, White Plains

James Ryan, White Plains

John Egan, White Plains

John Benbow, White Plains 

Daniel Spencer, White Plains

Michael Fitzmaurice, White Plains