A Word from SCVOA President Peter T. Imbert
Welcome to the Suffolk County Village Officials Association (SCVOA) website. SCVOA is a not-for-profit organization consisting of 33 incorporated villages and representing more than 125,000 Suffolk County village residents.
SCVOA's mission is to inform, support and advocate on behalf of the 33 villages of Suffolk County. The Executive Board and staff at SCVOA are committed to protecting the villages' autonomy and the quality of life that residents of Suffolk County villages enjoy.
SCVOA recognizes that each village is very different and issues facing one village may not affect another. At the same time, there are issues and concerns that all of the 33 villages share. Whether we're supporting one village on a specific issue, or all of the villages on a common issue --- such as the 2% property tax cap --- SCVOA is dedicated to helping each village meet the challenges they face.
These are exciting times at SCVOA. Villages are facing significant challenges as more and more state legislation impacts our operations and our very survival. SCVOA has initiatives in the works to increase support, advocacy, and resources including an Associate Membership, now available for friends of the villages, and plans for a complete makeover of our website to facilitate communications and create a comprehensive information resource for our members.
While NYCOM is a very valuable resource for all villages, upstate needs may sometimes vary from or conflict with those in Suffolk County. SCVOA has been addressing these concerns since 1934. Now, more than ever, we need to stand together, support one another, and fight for our interests. As President, I welcome all concerns and encourage you to contact me at any time.