The New York State Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials (NYCOM) is an association of and for cities and villages in New York. Since 1910, NYCOM has united local government officials in an active statewide network focused on the singular purpose of finding the most effective means of providing essential municipal services. Through the active participation of our membership, which represents more than 12 million New Yorkers, NYCOM is an aggressive advocate for city and village interests before the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of state government as we seek to ensure local home rule for the government closest to the people. Our association is a readily accessible source of practical information touching upon every area of municipal activity and a leader in the ongoing training and education of local officials. We also facilitate shared services and predictable costs through our partnership programs. Our Executive Committee and staff take pride in having NYCOM serve as an extension of your city or village hall staff.