PLATTSBURGH — City of Plattsburgh Mayor James Calnon has been appointed to the eight-member Nominating Committee of the New York State Conference of Mayors.

Calnon, who became mayor in 2014 after serving six years on the Common Council, was selected for that panel by NYCOM President Ann Thane, mayor of the City of Amsterdam.

"Mayor Calnon has been an active participant in NYCOM programs and is well suited to serve on this important committee," Thane said in a news release.

"His commitment to quality public service in New York state will ensure that the leadership of the Conference of Mayors remains in good hands."

The Nominating Committee determines the slate of officers to be elected on May 4 at NYCOM’s 106th-annual meeting in Saratoga Springs.

The Conference of Mayors represents 581 cities and villages, ranging from the smallest village to the City of New York.

NYCOM has been in existence since 1910.

Calnon said Plattsburgh's participation in NYCOM is very beneficial to the city.

"NYCOM provides us great resources and helps us understand just what our job is and the best ways to do it," he said.

"And they are a great advocate and communicator for cities and villages in the State Legislature.

"Whenever an issue comes up in Plattsburgh, you can be sure that there has been some other city or village that has dealt with the same issue, and we can learn from them."


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Staff Writer at Press-Republican since November of 1985. Has covered just about all beats at the paper, including sports.Currently covers government and politics. Graduated from Plattsburgh State in 1985. Originally from Rochester, NY.

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