Greetings and Happy Spring!!
What a beautiful time of the year! I hope all is well with each of you!
We have been getting many inquiries about the status and registration for the 2018 New York Municipal Clerks Institute (NYMCI) at the Rockefeller Institute. Due to a transition in the position of program director, the NYMCI Planning Committee meeting with Rockefeller Institute leadership was delayed until the first week of April. An email will be sent following the April meeting with registration information as well as confirmation of dates for this summer's Institute. Thank you for your patience. A special thank you to the Education Committee for all their hard work in helping to organize and promote this exceptional program. The NYMCI program offered at the Rockefeller Institute is a three year educational program affording Clerks the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills to enhance their abilities both professionally and personally. I encourage you all to participate.
The IIMC Region I meeting was held in Manchester, Vermont in March. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend but several of the Executive Committee members who were able to be there stated that it was well attended and informational. I look forward to the IIMC 72nd Annual Conference in Norfolk, Virginia, May 20-23. I believe there is still time to register.
I hope to see you there!
May is a busy time of the year, not only will I be attending the IIMC Annual Conference, but I will also be attending NYCOM's Annual Meeting and NYCOM's Fall School planning meeting. Tammy Bonomo and I will join the NYCOM staff to discuss the agenda for Fall School which will be held in Lake Placid, NY this year from September 24-28.
Our Association works with NYCOM and the Office of the State Comptroller for a selection of training sessions on current and relevant topics pertaining to Local Government. The training school also provides networking opportunities that are invaluable. I encourage all of you to consider attending Fall School, you will not be disappointed in the education you will receive and the bonds that you will make with others. If you have any suggestions for this year's Fall School, please contact me before May 18.
The Executive Committee and the By-Laws Committee have been working on updating our By-Laws and hope to have them completed soon and put to our members this year for a vote. I will keep you updated on our progress.
As always, if you have any concerns or suggestions, please contact me or anyone on the committee.
Hopefully Mother Nature will wake up soon and start sending us some warm weather with sunny blue skies, green grass and budding trees and plants. Be Happy and Healthy!!!
Pauline DiSanto, RMC