Smart Asset Management

March 7, 2019

What: Making decisions based on best guesses or intuition is no longer accessible to an educated and intelligent citizenry.  Asset Management Systems are being utilized by municipalities around the nation but not Yorktown. From our vehicle fleets and equipment, to our roads and bridges, to sewers and water distribution system, an asset management system provides a central hub of data that drives decision making, provides long term financial planning and performance level of municipal assets.

 

Why: Local government must maximize every tax dollar and we can’t do this if our departments are siloed.  Individual asset management systems, for those departments who have implemented something, only paints a small picture of the needs of the obsolete tools we are asking our staff to use.  An asset management system, if properly implemented, provides concrete data to support decisions by municipal leaders. Advanced asset management systems improves efficiencies, effectiveness and overall productivity while achieving transparent fiscal responsibility.  

 

How: Asset management systems and companies are expanding at a rapid pace.  Working with municipal department heads the Slater Administration would look to identify a specific system and utilize a pilot project to determine its long term feasibility. 

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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