Great Neck - Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel recently received the Friend of Local Government Award from the New York Conference of Mayors (NYCOM) at their annual conference in Saratoga, New York. This is the first time a state legislator has received an award from NYCOM. Assemblywoman Schimel was about to give a presentation to the Mayors and Trustees at their morning business meeting when Executive Director, Peter Baynes, surprised Ms. Schimel with the award.
Mr. Baynes told the assembled audience that Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel had proven to be the best friend of villages and all local governments, as well as a staunch advocate for protecting and preserving home rule. Her legislation, Assembly bill A.10432, works to correct the many technical flaws in the new law that consolidates/dissolves local government entities by the petitioning of citizens.