Specialization: Local Government Management
Professor McEvoy has instructed, advised, and helped place Rockefeller College students in local government career positions, since 1980. He began his professional education in public administration at New York University where he received the MPA degree in 1973 and was admitted to the doctoral program. During the process of completing his course requirements and assembling his committee he was recruited to become the county manager of Schenectady County in upstate New York where he served for 22 years. Professor McEvoy’s teaching and research focus on local government and intergovernmental structures, systems and services throughout the world including professional management and performance measurement/management. He has taught at the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj, Romania where he is a distinguished professor. He has been a member of the National Civic League’s Model City and County Charter Committees and the Government Accounting Standards Board Advisory Council. He has consulted with and addressed governments from Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America; most recently members of the Parliament of Kenya. He is currently assisting with restructuring questions, management personnel, or performance measurement/management in five New York State communities. He is a member of the GASB SEA (performance reporting) Task Force. Professor McEvoy is a credentialed manager and the executive director of the New York State City/County Management Association. He was also a city and village manager and a vice president of the International City/County Management Association where he was awarded ICMA’s Distinguished Service Award on October 20 th, 2004 . He currently serves on the ICMA Government Affairs and Policy Committee which formulates and prepares national positions for the National Association of Counties, National League of Cities and similar organizations. He is also a member of the ICMA Credentialing Advisory Board which reviews applications and continuing education plans for professional credentialing.