The Binghamton Government operates on a few different levels: there is the city of Binghamton, as well as Broome County, and the state of New York. Binghamton is also a part of a Three Cities greater area that includes Binghamton, Endicott and Johnson City.
Ever since the city was incorporated in 1867, the city has been governed by a mayor-council rule. The mayor and his/her councilors are elected to terms and can only serve two terms. The City Council is a body of members who work with the mayor to establish law. The Binghamton, NY gov website reveals that the current mayor of the city is Matthew T. Ryan and the seven-member council is made up of Bobby Weslar, Martin J. Gerchman, Teri Rennia, Lea Webb, Sean Massey, Charles Kramer and Edward M. Collins. The council meets every first and third Monday and Wednesday of the month to make important decisions regarding the future of the city.
Some of the issues the council addresses include building and construction, dog control, economic development, finance, fire and police matters, legality, parks and recreation, house planning, community features, vital statistics and water and sewer. The police department in the area has a 124-officer department, while the fire department counts 134 officers.
Binghamton County government only encompasses the Three Cities area, and does not cover other cities within Broome County, which includes various towns and cities. However, Binghamton is the head city of Broome County. Binghamton Government offices are housed in Binghamton City Hall. This property is in the west-wing section of the Government Plaza. It is found on State and Hawley.
If you plan to do business in Binghamton or its surrounding areas, then it’s important to familiarize yourself with these important office buildings. Contact numbers for various departments are listed on the official city website.