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Debbie McDonnell
Village Manager
16 Croton Avenue
Ossining, NY 10562
Hours Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(914) 941-3554















Following public referendum approved at the annual election held November 5, 1968, the Board of Trustees established the Office of Village Manager effective January 1, 1969.

The Village Manager is the Chief Executive Officer and Administrative Officer of the Village.  The Village Manager is responsible for the daily operations of all Village departments, with the exception of the Police Department which responds directly to the Board of Trustees.

The Village Manager plays a number of roles, and under the direction of the Mayor and Trustees he is responsible for the planning, organizing, staffing, coordinating, budgeting and evaluating local government activities.  The Village Manager executes all contracts on behalf of the Village and seeks to insure that local laws, rules and regulations are faithfully executed.  The Village Manager acts as Budget Officer, keeps the Board advised as to the financial condition of the Village, and is charged with the preparation of the annual Tentative Budget of the Village.  The Manager attends all meetings of the Board of Trustees, recommends measures for adoption, and makes reports to the Board from time to time on the affairs of the Village.  The Manager appoints such Village officers and employees as the Board shall deem necessary for the proper administration of the Village, except the Village Clerk, Corporation Counsel and members of the Police Department.  The Village Manager also acts as Director of the Office of Emergency Management and directly oversees such issues as labor relations, grant applications, project management, as well as acts as liaison to other governmental entities.  The Village Manager oversees public bidding activities and handles all Village insurance matters.  The Office of the Village Manager coordinates public relations and public awareness of Village activities, including through the weekly Village web blast and the maintenance of updated Village notices and postings. 

General issues of concern relating to the operation of Village government should be directed to the Village Manager’s Office.   Concerns with respect to specific governmental operations may be directed either to the appropriate Village department  of interest (DPW for garbage collection or snowplowing; Finance Office for matters of taxation, for example) or alternatively directly to the Village Manager’s Office for response.   

The Village Manger’s Office receives and processes applications for permits and approval for: 

  • Special Permits as provided in the Code of the Village
  • Amendments to the Zoning Chapter and Zoning Map of the Village
  • Cell tower installations and modifications
  • Sidewalk Cafes
  • Filming on private and public property
  • Requests for public processions and block parties

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