Category Archives: Government

Summer Internships at Mayor’s Office – Applications Welcomed

Every year, I have the pleasure of welcoming a handful of terrific summer interns to the mayor’s office.  Our interns have an opportunity to learn about City government, work closely with me and other municipal officials, and utilize their talents and skills to further various civic projects. For more information about our 2014 internships, please … Continue reading Summer Internships at Mayor’s Office – Applications Welcomed

New Corporation Counsel Hired: Mark Blanchard

City Manager Chuck Strome has selected Mark Blanchard to serve as the new Corporation Counsel for the City of New Rochelle, replacing Kathleen Gill, who accepted a position at Iona College late last year. From the press release: “Mr. Blanchard has an extensive background in municipal law, including the operations of state and local industrial … Continue reading New Corporation Counsel Hired: Mark Blanchard

Getting Better Value

Like businesses, governments purchase lots of things: supplies, equipment, services – everything from copy paper, to cleaning products, to police cars.  Unlike businesses, however, local governments must follow State rules that require us to accept the lowest responsible bid for any particular item or contract.  That rule is aimed at preventing abuses, and most of … Continue reading Getting Better Value