Hello, fellow Tax Receivers and Collectors,
I hope this newsletter finds you well and that the information it contains is both helpful, informative.
The year 2021 has been challenging in so many ways, and I am sure that we have all had personal and professional struggles due to the continuing COVID 19 pandemic! As tax collecting professionals, I am confident that we have all made and continue to make the best of a challenging situation for the residents and property owners that we serve! Keep up the good work and outstanding customer service that we are known to provide every day. 😊
Unfortunately, due to the pandemic and all the restrictions and guidelines associated with keeping us safe, we had to cancel our in-person annual 2021 training seminar that was planned this year for June in beautiful Ithaca, NY. We are currently in negotiation with the Marriott in Ithaca for our June 2022 & 2023 annual training seminars and hope to release more information on this soon. I know that we so look forward to this event each year and the social and educational opportunities it provides for our members!
As we (the Directors and Board Members of NYSATRC) did not want 2021 to go by without offering some training to our members, we have scheduled two online classes which will be offered at no cost to our 2021 paid members, so if you have not sent in your annual membership yet, please do so asap so that you can participate in these upcoming educational events. More information on both of these Zoom classes is contained on the Online Training Page (look for the tab above). The first is being offered on Tuesday, June 8, 2021! The second is being offered on August 10, 2021.
In closing I would like to make a plea to our membership to help us fill some open district representative positions that we currently have across the state. NYSATRC District 1 (Erie, Orleans, Genesee, Niagara & Wyoming counties), District 2 (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Schuyler & Steuben counties) & District 13 (Nassau & Suffolk counties) currently do not have a district leader. We would love to have Receivers/Collectors in these counties step up to serve on our Board of Directors. If you or someone you know may be interested in filling these positions and/or would like more information about the responsibilities, please feel free to contact me or any fellow Directors (contact information can be found on the Director's Page above).
Wishing you all health and happiness and looking forward to “seeing” you online at our upcoming (6/8 & 8/10/21) Zoom training!
NYSATRC membership is open to all New York State Town, Village or School taxing authorities and any individuals NYSATRC membership is open to all New York State Town, Village or School taxing authorities and any individuals holding a position in the office of Receiver or Collector of Taxes (elected or appointed by the same taxing authority). Social memberships are available to all retired Tax Receivers, Collectors and their deputies. Business memberships shall be available to individuals of business entities who perform business associated with tax collecting.
The New York State Association of Tax Receivers and Collectors (NYSATRC) is dedicated to the education and professional development of tax collecting officials throughout New York State.
Since its founding, NYSATRC's mission has been to provide education and assistance in understanding the responsibilities and duties of Receivers and Collectors within this state. This is accomplished by sponsoring educational seminars and meetings throughout the year that strengthen our knowledge and understanding of New York State Real Property Tax Law, General Municipal Law, and Public Officials Law, as well as any pending legislation.
NYSATRC works directly with the New York State Association of Towns, New York State Department of Real Property Services, and the Office of the State Comptroller in the sharing of information, ideas, and statutory provisions that govern tax collecting procedures.
Membership in NYSATRC provides a forum to enhance leadership skills while also supporting the professional and personal growth of our members. Through the creation and development of regional peer networks and mentor relationships, members are able to elevate their standards of tax collecting in an environment that promotes co-operation, mutual assistance and camaraderie.
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