Mayor Anne E. McCaffrey of the City of Lockport has been appointed to serve on the sixteen-member Executive Committee of the New York State Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials (NYCOM). Mayor Gary McCarthy of the City of Schenectady, President of the Conference of Mayors, made the selection.

In announcing the appointment, Mayor McCarthy stated, “Mayor McCaffrey is a strong municipal leader recognized for stabilizing her city’s finances and completing key infrastructure projects. Her background and knowledge will be a strong asset as NYCOM works to implement our statewide agenda.”

“I am honored to accept an appointment to the NYCOM Executive Committee,” said Mayor McCaffrey. “This is an exciting opportunity to advocate for and influence state policies as they affect cities and villages throughout New York State. I am eager to be part of Mayor McCarthy’s new initiative to pursue advocacy regionally and look forward to working with the entire Executive Committee as we seek to improve local government by facilitating cooperation, identifying best practices and seeking new solutions to municipal challenges.”

Anne McCaffrey began her service to the City of Lockport when she was elected Alderwoman in 2011. Upon her re-election in 2013, she was appointed Common Council President. She became mayor in February 2014 upon the resignation of the former mayor and was subsequently elected to a full four-year mayoral term in November 2015.

The Conference of Mayors is the statewide association representing New York’s cities and villages. Since 1910, NYCOM has united local government officials in an active network of legislative advocacy, legal guidance, technical assistance and municipal training.