The New York State Conference of Mayors (NYCOM) has selected the village of Ellicottville as a winner of NYCOM’s Local Government Achievement Award for 2019. The awards program, in its 32nd year, recognized Ellicottville for its Joint Engineering/Public Works Department.

“The village of Ellicottville is to be commended for its desire to improve the village through innovation, partnerships and hard work,” said NYCOM President Gary McCarthy, mayor of the city of Schenectady.

The village of Ellicottville’s Joint Engineering/Public Works Department is a prime example of successful municipal collaboration, officials said.

The project has not only saved taxpayer money but has improved communication with residents, reduced response times to resident concerns, improved service delivery and is expected to have a positive impact on long-term capital planning and preventative maintenance.

“The Joint Engineering/Public Works Department will benefit Ellicottville for years to come and typifies how municipal officials continue to work diligently to enhance their communities and the quality of life for their residents,” McCarthy said.

The award was presented May 5 at NYCOM’s annual meeting in Cooperstown.