Serving the needs of Upstate New York towns
Serving the needs of Upstate New York towns
Upstate New York Towns Association, Inc.
Upstate New York Towns Association, Inc.

The Upstate New York Towns Association's Annual Meeting scheduled for April 16, 2020 has been postponed due to the Coronavirus.  Staying safe...


These are challenging times for our world.
As leaders of NY State towns, we have the unique and challenging task of keeping our residents safe and calm. Please encourage everyone to follow the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Education & Programs

Thank you to all who attended the January 2019 program
Public/Private Partnerships
Building Fiber Networks

Presented by Chris Lynch

Director of Business Development

Matrix Design Group


Thank you to all who attended this important program:

Tick-Borne Diseases in New York - What You Need to Know

Presented by

Kylie Holochak, Public Health Educator
Mel Miller, Supervising Public Health Nurse

Tioga County Public Health Department

Thank you to all who
attended the June program!

Keys to Animal Adventure Park's Growth and Success

Presented by Jordan Patch, Owner

Animal Adventure Park

Thank you to all who attended the May program!

How to Become a Clean Energy Community
Presented by Terry Carroll,
Clean Energy Communities Coordinator, 
Cornell Cooperative Extension
Thanks to all who attended the January 2018 program:
What Is the Local Update of Census Addresses
(LUCA) and How It Works for the 2020 Census and American Community Survey
Presented by David Kraiker, Data Dissemination Specialist for the US Census Bureau

PROGRAMS are held to educate elected officials
and town employees.


Topics presented to date:


  • Public/Private Partnerships-Building Fiber Networks

  • Tick borne diseases in NY- What you need to know

  • Keys to Animal Adventure Park's Success

  • How to Become a Clean Energy Community

  • Local Update of Census Addresses
  • Business Climate in New York State
  • What are Municipalities' Responsibilities for Cemeteries?

  • Economic Development in Tioga County-Lessons Learned

  • Govenor Cuomo's New NYS Broadband Program
  • PILOTS- Local Government Authority vs IDA Authority
  • Wind Power Development
  • Challenges of Transportation for Rural Residents
  • What Municipalities Need to Know About Solar Farms
  • How IF Becomes WHEN with Economic Development
  • Update on Affordable Care Act; Implications for Municipalities
  • Future of Broadband for Rural areas in Upstate NY
  • State Constitutional Convention Delegate Eligibility
  • NY State's Property Tax Cap, Property Tax Freeze and Government Efficiency Plans
  • Upstate on Broadband Expansion
  • New Amsterdam, A Brief History of Dividing NY State
  • Streamlining a Solar Permitting Process for Municipalities
  • Using Technology for Shared Municipal Services
  • 2015 Tax Cap and Planning for Future Years
  • Tax Freeze and Circuit Breaker:  How Albany Continues to Tie the Hands of Local Governments
  • Local Government Efficiency Program
  • Innovative Readiness Training
  • Public Safety Technology Challenges in Upstate NY
  • Broadband in Upstate New York- What are the opportunities for expansion and funding
  • Let New York Work: A five point plan to help our Municipalities control costs
  • OSHA's New Hazardous Communications/Global Harmonized Standard
  • OSC's Fiscal Stress Monitoring System
  • Property Tax Cap- Year three update
  • Health Care Reform Overview
  • How to Promote Upstate Communities
  • Dealing with Challenging Behaviors


Pride in Upstate!

If there are ever any questions or suggestions on this meeting or any others,
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July 18th, 2023 will mark TEN years since the creation of Upstate NY Towns Association Inc.!

Thank you all  for your support!

The Association will continue to deliver quality programs and services to Upstate NY towns by promoting the common good and general welfare of the towns and their residents.

Contact Information

Upstate NY Towns
Association, Inc.

1250 Front Street, #204

Binghamton, NY 13901

Phone: 800-656-6596

Fax:   607-771-6275

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