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. Download brochure.
Cheryl Steinbach Scholarship
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). application
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2020 NYALGRO School
Due to the events of COVID-19 the 2020 NYALGRO School for June has been CANCELLED.
The NYALGRO Board of Directors are working on hosting some virtual Q&A sessions during August /September. Details will be sent to members via email, posted on NYALGRO Facebook page and on this website.
Do you have a question you need answered regarding records management? If so, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
SAVE THE DATES June 6-8, 2021 Geneva
June 12-14, 2022 Albany
June 4-6, 2023 Corning
2019 NYALGRO SCHOOL
Click here to access the 2019 NYALGRO School Presentation /Handouts
Click here to access previous years NYALGRO School Presentation/Handouts
2019 NYALGRO SCHOLARSHIP & AWARD WINNERS:
Cheryl Steinbach Scholarship Award Recipients
Allison Dispense, Town Clerk, Town of Pomfret Tess McBeath, Town Clerk, Town of Delaware
Melius Wheeler Award
Geof Huth, Chief Records Officer, NYS Unified Court Systems
Guy D. Paquine Award
Kevin Orr, Regional Management Coordinator, Madison County
Robert W. Arnold III Distinquished Service Award
Jo-Ann Raia, Town Clerk, Town of Huntington
IN SEARCH OF WORTHY NOMINEES FOR THE FOLLOWING AWARDS:
WHEELER B. MELIUS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN RECORDS MANAGEMENT
The award is named after a clerk who worked in the Albany County Clerk’s Office in the latter part of the nineteenth century. Mr. Melius gained notoriety when on February 10, 1880 he was the first person to reach the burning Albany City Hall housing a large quantity of public archivesand 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.
The award is given to a NYALGRO member who demonstrates outstanding service to his/her local government and New York’s records management community.
GUY D. PAQUIN AWARD
The award is named after the Albany County Clerk who served in the 1980s and who worked with Robert Arnold to establish the joint Albany County and City Records Management Program. Mr. Paquin was an influential local official who was instrumental in developing support for the passage of New York’s Local Government Records Management Improvement Law of 1989 which established the Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund (LGRMIF) Grants to assist local governments all across New York State in improving the management of their records and information.
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 W. ARNOLD AWARD FOR DISTINQUISHED SERVICE
The award is named after the gentleman responsible for establishing and administering the joint Albany County and City Records Management Program. Mr. Arnold was also instrumental in founding the New York Association of Local Government Records Officers served as the Association’s first President. He also served for many years as Chief of Government Records Services at the New York State Archives which was responsible for administering the Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund (LGRMIF) Grants to assist local governments all across New York State in improving the management of their records and information.
This award is given to a NYALGRO member who performs their duties which includes greatly assisting other local government records managers by offering them advice on resources, procedures and applying for a LGRMIF Grant, etc.
If you would like to nominate a deserving NYALGRO member for any of the above awards, please fill out the NOMINATION FORM and return to: