The Board of Trustees, in 2010, approved legislation creating the position of Village Administrator in the Village of Nyack. The legislation noted that the Village Administrator position was established to provide the most economical and efficient overall direction, coordination and control of the day-to-day activities of the Village of Nyack and to provide centralized direction and control of Village employees. The Administrator reports to and is supervised by the Mayor and Board of Trustees.
Jim Politi was appointed as the Village of Nyack's first Village Administrator in May 2010. Prior to his appointment, he was the Village Manager for the Village of Walden, NY where he served for eleven years. Jim has over three decades of public service experience, including the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Davis, CA; the US Army Corps of Engineers in Sacramento, CA; and with a private civil engineering firm that specialized in public works of improvement. Jim completed his graduate studies in Public Administration at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the State University of New York, Albany and his Bachelor's degree in Sociology and Political Science from the State University of New York at New Paltz.
The Village Administrator is responsible for the day-to-day operation of Village affairs and the Mayor and Board of Trustees are responsible for developing Village policy. The Village Administrator is responsible for implementing Village policy once adopted by the Board of Trustees.