Council of Governments


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Organization Overview

The Schuyler County Council Of Governments is an association of municipal governments and school districts whose mission is to provide a forum for discussion and negotiation leading to agreements for increased efficiency, fiscal responsibility, and improved quality of government services.

In July of 2005, the county formed a Council of Governments (COG), consisting of the chief elected officials from each of the 12 towns and villages, the chief school officers from the two school districts, and representatives of the county legislature (two). After adopting bylaws and selecting officers, the COG has identified a number of areas to collaborate in to accomplish their mission.

Goals 

The SCCOG’s meets at least quarterly.

Their goals include:

  • Shared Service - Code Enforcement
  • Shared Service - Payroll & Human Resource (policies)
  • Shared Service - Workers Compensation for volunteer fire departments
  • Increase regulation/enforcement with Sticker Shops

2023 Officers

  • President - Gerry Messmer, Mayor for the Village of Odessa
  • Vice President - Rick Lewis, Supervisor for the Town of Catharine
  • Secretary - Peggy Tomassi, Confidential Secretary to the County Administrator

2023 Meeting Dates: Thursdays, January 26th, April 27th, July 27th, and October 26th at 6:00 PM in conference room #120 of the Human Services Complex, Montour Falls.