Comptroller DiNapoli launched The Academy for New York State's Local Officials – an innovative and strategic program that builds on his commitment to offer a helping hand to local government and school district officials.
By increasing the number of classroom training sessions and web-based seminars, The Academy:
- provides local officials a convenient way to improve their knowledge of local government finances; and
- delivers a focused curriculum that’s helpful to both administrators and employees as they carry out their duties and day-to-day responsibilities.
Local officials, whether they're new to their job or just want to stay informed on the latest policy developments, will find that our staff closely tracks emerging issues affecting New York’s municipalities and school districts. This ensures that The Academy provides the most relevant training on topics such as budgeting, audits, ethics and fraud prevention.
With more than 100 training sessions typically offered each year, local officials across the State can rely on the Office of the State Comptroller’s expert technical assistance to help them improve the fiscal health of their communities, better safeguard public assets, and find new ways to deliver services more efficiently.