NYALGRO, New York Association of Local Government Records Officers, is a non-profit organization formed to provide a network to all who are responsible for records upkeep and information management for local governments, such as, towns, counties, cooperative extensions, cities, fire districts, school districts, villages and BOCES. NYALGRO is a proven advisory network for the development of sound records and information management programs.
This annual scholarship was established in honor of Cheryl Steinbach who was the Town Clerk and RMO for the Town of Chautauqua, and past Treasurer and NYALGRO board member. Cheryl's commitment and dedication to records management issues provided a leadership example for all public servants, not just those involved in records management. NYALGRO will award at least two (2) scholarships, not to exceed $500.00 per award, toward the total cost of school registration and hotel accommodations (does not include travel expenses). Deadline is April 15th of each year.
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2016 NYALGRO SCHOOL
Sunday, June 5th - Tuesday, June 7th Villa Roma Resort, Callicoon, NY
This year's theme was "Keeping the PEACE with Records Management" Thank you for being "COOL" and joining us for the 2016 NYALGRO School in at the Villa Roma Resort in Callicoon, NY. Records Managers had the opportunity to expand their knowledge through new and exciting topics and network with members of the organization. It is always a great opportunity to meet and speak with records management vendors.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING 2016 SCHOLARSHIP & AWARD WINNERS:
Cheryl Steinbach Scholarship Award Recipients Melissa M. Haacke, Oakfield Town Clerk/RMO Kristin Colburn, RMO Allegany-Limestone Central School
NYALGRO REcords Management Education Scholarship Recipient Kim Myers, State University of New York at Buffalo
Wheeler B. Melius Award for Excellence in Records Management Nicole Doherty, Records Management Coordinator, Schoharie County
Guy D. Paquine Award Town of Dover, Dutchess County, Region 9 Town Clerk/RMO Katie Palmer-House Content Security Manager Rosalind Cimino
Robert W. Arnold III, Distinquished Service Award Bruce Dearstyne
Local government retention and disposition schedules:
CO-2 schedule for counties ED-1 scheduale for school districts, BOCES, and other educational governments MU-1 schedule for municipalities, including fire districts MI-1 schedule for all miscellaneous governments
IN SEARCH OF WORTHY NOMINEES FOR THE FOLLOWING AWARDS:
WHEELER B. MELIUS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN RECORDS MANAGEMENT
This award is given to a NYALGRO member who demonstrates outstanding service to his/her local government and New York's records management community.
The award is named after a clerk who worked in the Albany County Clerk's Office in the latter part of the nineteenth century. Wheeler B. Melius gained his notoriety when on February 10, 1880 he was the first to reach the burning Albany City Hall which housed an immense quantity of public archives and legal records. Melius, once on site, began to pass precious volumes of land records through a narrow window to volunteers outside. Single-handedly, Melius passed 700 volumes - nearly six tons of charred and often soaking, outsized books - out of the building.
GUY D. PAQUIN AWARD
The Guy D. Paquin Award is presented to an individual or organization to honor noteworthy achievements and exceptional support and involvements in the records management profession.
ROBERT ARNOLD AWARD FOR DISTINQUISHED SERVICE
NYALGRO presents its Robert Arnold Award for Distinquished Service to an individual who has demonstrated characteristics similar to that of a Regional Advisory Officer in lending expertise and assistance to other local officials in the establishment of furtherance of records management programs.
If you would like to nominate a deserving NYALGRO member for any of the above awards, PLEASE CONTACT:
Wendy McConkey NYALGRO Scholarship & Awards Committee Chair CCE of Saratoga 50 West High Street Ballston Spa, NY 12020 WLM8@cornell.edu