Barbara Samel, Esq.

Executive Director

Executive Director of the NYPF. She previously served as counsel and legislative representative to the New York State Conference of Mayors, and as counsel for the City of Albany, County of Albany, and City of Schenectady. She has taught classes in municipal law to local officials across the state, as well as for the New York State and American Bar Associations, served as editor of several newsletters, and has authored numerous manuals and articles on municipal law. Samel served on the NYS Legislative Commission on Rural Resources Land Use Advisory Committee, on the NYSBA Municipal Law Section Executive Committee, as a member of the Appellate Division 3rd Department Committee on Character and Fitness, and as President of the NYSBA Young Lawyers Section.