Since its inception in 1933, the Association of Towns has enjoyed loyal membership support. From the group of 20 towns that marked the formation of AOT, our yearly membership rate includes between 95 and 97 percent of New York’s 932 towns, meaning that the Association of Towns represents more than 20,000 individual members, from Red House (population: 38) to Hempstead (population: 759,757).

Training & RESOURCES

From our annual training events to pop-up and ad-hoc seminars and sessions, the Association of Towns offers or cosponsors more than 200 hours of training and hosts more than 2,000 individual attendees at our events. Our staff of attorneys are available Monday through Friday to field member calls on legal matters affecting towns.


From our bimonthly magazine to our set of desk reference manuals geared toward individual town offices to our Directory of Town Officials, our publications offer our members at-their-fingertips resources as they conduct town business. Organized into themes, each magazine issue is mailed to 20,000-plus individual subscribers and contains educational and technical articles of interest pertaining to budgeting and other financial matters, planning and zoning and economic development, technology in government, engineering and more.

Comp Alliance

A worker's comp program designed exclusively for NYS municipalities.


A premier full-service insurer for NYS municipal and county governments.