Binghamton Mayor Richard David has been elected to serve as the 95th President of the New York State Conference of Mayors during a time of deepending uncertainty for local governments in New York and across the country.
His term will start immediately and continue through Dec. 31, 2021.
“I am very proud to accept the presidency of the New York State Conference of Mayors,” David said.
“Local government is the government closest to the people. This fact has been proven more clearly than ever over the course of the past six months, as municipal officials have been in the forefront of fighting COVID-19 and restoring economic opportunity in New York.
David continued, “I look forward to leading our city and village membership as we pursue increased Federal funding and essential State aid, protection of local home rule, and strive to make our communities better places to live, work and raise a family.”
David is the sixth Mayor of the City of Binghamton to be elected NYCOM President.
Sworn into office in 2014, David has worked as Binghamton’s Mayor for over six years.
“Mayor David’s successful experience as the leader of the Southern Tier’s largest city, as well as his strong background in communications and downtown development, will be put to great use in NYCOM’s ongoing efforts to inform and engage our members in their capacity as New York’s frontline leaders,” Peter A. Baynes, Executive Director of the Conference of Mayors said.
The first Vice President of NYCOM is now Village of Rockville Centre Mayor Francis Murray and the Treasurer is Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan.