Village of Warwick NY Mayor Michael Newhard has been appointed to serve on the Energy and Environment Policy Committee of the New York State Conference of Mayors (NYCOM). Mayor James Miccio, of the Village of Fishkill, and NYCOM’s President, made the appointment.
As a member of the Energy and Environment Policy Committee, Mayor Newhard will be directly involved in providing policy recommendations to the NYCOM Executive Committee, developing positions on various pieces of legislation, and considering new legislative proposals that will benefit cities and villages. This committee will focus on a wide range of issues, including energy efficiency, local control, and its role in energy and environmental policy, “smart cities,” cell towers, telecommunications, and technology.
In making the appointment, Mayor Miccio stated, “Mayor Newhard is a strong and outspoken supporter of local government. We are pleased to have him involved with NYCOM in this important undertaking which will only strengthen our organization’s advocacy efforts. I know Mayor Newhard will be a tremendous asset to this process.”
The Conference of Mayors represents city and village governments in New York State and has 576 city and village members. NYCOM has been in existence since 1910.