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. 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.
In March 2022, the Village Board appointed Andrew Y. Stewart, PhD, Village Administrator. Prior to his service with the Village, Andy served two years as City Manager for the City of Peekskill and, earlier, conducted municipal consulting work for Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress, a regional policy think tank.
From 2012 through 2017, Andy served three terms as town supervisor in Orangetown, NY, working intensively to cut costs, build green infrastructure, improve public access and promote economic development. He oversaw the sale and commercial redevelopment of 60 acres of former NYS hospital land owned by the town.
Prior to his election, Andy spent eleven years organizing community improvement, environmental education and litter prevention campaigns as Executive Director of Keep Rockland Beautiful, Inc., and served on the Orangetown Planning Board.
Mr. Stewart has a BA from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, where he majored in the Science in Society Program, and a PhD from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ where he studied Geography.
Andy and his wife Rachel Grob, a sociologist, have lived in Nyack since 1996.