Mayor’s Press Release – Mayor Aiello Named Second VP at NYCOM

Olean Mayor William J. Aiello Selected as Second Vice President of the New York State Conference of Mayors

ALBANY, NY – Mayor William J. Aiello of the City of Olean has been appointed to serve as Second Vice President of the New York State Conference Mayors. The selection was made by the NYCOM Executive Committee.

“Municipal governments are on the frontlines of ensuring public safety and controlling property tax affordability,” stated NYCOM President Kathy M. Sheehan, Mayor of the City of Albany. “Mayor Aiello not only brings a wealth of experience, but his vision and his passion align perfectly with NYCOM’s mission. Having him in this important leadership position will strengthen our organization as we advocate on behalf of New York’s cities and villages.”

“I am honored to have been selected by my fellow mayors as the new Second Vice President of the New York State Conference of Mayors,” said Mayor Aiello. “Olean has long benefitted from NYCOM’s many legislative successes and its strong commitment to serving local officials throughout New York. I look forward to working with my fellow officers and our entire conference to bring positive change and to build upon NYCOM’s strong foundation of assisting cities and villages in their role as the government closest to the people.”

William J. Aiello was first elected Mayor of the City of Olean in 2013. He was also twice elected to the Cattaraugus County Legislature, serving consecutive terms from 2008-2013. Mayor Aiello served a thirty-two year career with the City of Olean Police Department, retiring with the rank of Captain. In 1990, he became the city’s Juvenile Officer and served on the State of New York Police Juvenile Officers Association. After his retirement, Mayor Aiello continued his affiliation with the group and has held the positions of Executive Director, President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Regional Representative. He received the Youth Officer of the Year Award from the Association. He has received the Good News Award from the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce, the Salute to Olean Award from the YMCA, the William J. O’Connell Memorial Award for BOCES Outstanding Alumni and the Elks Lodge #491 Distinguish Citizenship Award.

The New York State Conference of Mayors serves and represents our state’s 575 cities and villages, ranging from the smallest village to the City of New York. NYCOM has been in existence since 1910.