In September, Trustee Tammy Bayes and I were provided the opportunity to attend the Annual NY Conference of Mayors (NYCOM) Convention in Lake Placid, which is open to all Village Officials. The conference is co-sponsored by the NYS Comptroller’s Office and is an amazing opportunity to share ideas and experiences with your peers from across the state. Classes are offered on a variety of current topics and legislation that affect Villages; financial planning/analysis, policy development, municipal accounting, Freedom of Information, employer relations, conducting meetings and so much more. As a newcomer to Village government, the information presented in this seminar has broadened my awareness and knowledge, enabling me to become a more effective Trustee and internal auditor. Over the next several months, we will be reviewing and updating existing Village Policies and developing others that have been mandated by New York State.