Peter A. Baynes
Peter is Executive Director of the New York State Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials (NYCOM), a membership association representing more than 590 city and village governments. NYCOM has been in existence since 1910. Peter has been employed by NYCOM since 1985, having previously served as Legislative Analyst, Director of Intergovernmental Finance, and Deputy Director. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Siena College and has taken Masters-level courses in History and Public Policy from State University of New York at Albany. He currently serves as a member of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Mandate Relief Redesign Team and the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) Consumer Advisory Council. Prior to his employment with NYCOM, Peter worked for United University Professions in Albany, New York, and the Close Up Foundation, a government studies program based in Washington, D.C.