Online Registration

March 7, 2019

What: Yorktown is a community focused on our families.  As taxpayers we have invested millions of dollars to improve and expand the services offered by our Parks and Recreation Department.  Despite living in a digital world, residents are denied the ability to register their children, seniors and other loved ones for town sponsored programs, or obtain a pool pass, online.  Rather, we are forced to take time out of our busy schedules to participate in an archaic system that hampers our staff with an outdated workflow product.

 

Why: Municipalities who have shifted to an online registration portal have reported 95% migration to that system.  This will improve convenience, efficiencies and effectiveness on a number of levels. Most importantly, it will improve the workflow and capabilities of our town staff.  Yorktown’s athletic clubs (YAC, SOAC and YYSC) are already doing this. It is time Yorktown got with the times.

How: According to the Yorktown Parks Commission the cost to integrate such a system would be, at most, $14,000 with annual fees for programs such as Park Pass.  Yorktown’s total budget for 2019 is $52,000,000. Additionally, by improving efficiencies, reducing staff overtime for extended hours and expanding program reach, the program could eventually pay for itself.

by Matt Slater

Matthew Slater graduated Yorktown High School in 2004. He was recognized by 914Inc. as a member of Westchester Wunderkinds Class of 2015 and previously worked as the Chief of Staff for New York State Senator Terrence Murphy. Prior to his time in the State Senate, he spent time as the executive director of the New Hampshire Republican Party, following the 2012 election, and formerly served as Mid-Hudson Regional Director for the New York State Assembly Minority Conference. In addition to his career in government, Slater has helped quarterback nearly all of the local elections in Yorktown for the Republican Party since 2009. In addition to serving as a field director for Yorktown GOP candidates, Slater has previously served as a top aide to Westchester County Board of Elections Commissioner Douglas Colety, a campaign manager with the New York Senate Republican Campaign Committee, Chief of Staff for State Assemblyman Steve Katz and a Regional Coordinator for the New York Republican Assembly Campaign Committee. Slater received his undergraduate degree in political science from St. Anselm College, where he was a volunteer for Rudy Giuliani's 2008 presidential bid. He holds a Masters of Public Administration from Marist College. Matt and his wife Kellie reside in Jefferson Valley and have one child.

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