Member & Staff Biographies

Member & Staff Biographies
Commission Background

The New York State Commission on National and Community Service was established in 1994 by an Executive Order of the Governor. The Commission administers programs funded by the National Community Service Trust Act of 1993, including AmeriCorps State and AmeriCorps Education Awards programs. The Commission seeks to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering in New York State.

Commission Biographies
Commission Members

Commission members are diverse and bi-partisan and are appointed by the governor. Commission members each have a strong background in community service and leadership and provide a tremendous resource to the state service and volunteer communities. Commission members also promote volunteering and community service as proven methods to solve local problems.

Commission Staff

Commission staff provides administrative support for the Commission. Hosted by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, staff is responsible for organizing and conducting annual grant competitions, making funding recommendations to Commission members, providing fiscal and program monitoring, as well as technical assistance and training, for existing programs, and conducting outreach, among other duties.