Village Administrator Elected President of State City/County Management Association

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Bronxville, New York, Village Administrator Harold (Harry) Porr III has been unanimously elected by the members of the New York State City/County Management Association (NYSCMA) as the organization's president for the 2008-2009 program year.

NYSCMA is a professional association of appointed chief executive officers, administrators and other appointed municipal officials, as well as educators dedicated to the improvement of local government and the quality of urban life. It is the state affiliate of the International City/County Management Association.

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Porr takes on the job armed with experience not only as Bronxville's top administrator, but also as the city manager of Newburgh, New York, for 10 years, from 1992 to 2002, and as city manager of Long Beach, New York, from 2002 to 2004. As of February, 2009 he will have been in his Bronxville post for five years.

Porr began his government career as assistant to the executive of Orange County, which served him as on-the-job training for his ascent up the municipal government ladder. While working in the executive's office, he did stints as acting County Youth Bureau director, County Historian, acting Private Industry Council director and was responsible for relations with the state and federal governments.

He was also Orange County's public information officer with responsibilities that included work on the Indian Point four-county emergency response team and was Governor George Pataki's appointee on the Stewart Airport Commission from 1999 to 2002, when he became city manager of Long Beach. …