On November 12, 2002, the City Council unanimously approved the appointment of Charles B. "Chuck" Strome, III as City Manager. Mr. Strome served as Acting City Manager since March 2002 and as Deputy City Manager since 1995. Prior to that, he served as Director of Emergency Services from 1989 through 1992, and then became Assistant City Manager / City Coordinator.
Mr. Strome has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Communications from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, and a Masters of Public Administration-Government from Pace University.
Before joining government, Mr. Strome held positions at Hudson Westchester Radio where he was News Director, Vice President, and Program Director.
Mr. Strome is a member of the International City Managers' Association, and former president of the New York State City / County Managers Association. He is also past President, Vice President, and Secretary of the Municipal Administrators Association of Metropolitan New York.
Mr. Strome is Vice Chairman of the New Rochelle Industrial Development Agency, the Vice Chairman of the New Rochelle Corporation of Local Development, a member of the Executive Committee of the Westchester Municipal Officials Association, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Energy Improvement Corporation and the Co-Chair of the City School District’s District Wide Health and Safety Committee.
He has been the recipient of numerous awards from community organizations, including the Chamber of Commerce, the Calabria Society and the Boys’ and Girls’ Club of New Rochelle.