Shawn Hogan is currently an Executive Consultant with the Hornell IDA and Local Development Corp, after serving 32 years as Mayor of City of Hornell. He was the youngest person ever elected as mayor of the City at the age of 33. Mayor Hogan was New York’s longest tenured city mayor holding office. He was effectively the Chief Executive Officer for a city of 10,000 people for over 30 years. Mayor Hogan was been instrumental in working to revitalize the City of Hornell. In 1997 he played a key role in recruiting a major new industry to the City, Alstom, a French firm involved in the railroad and transit industries currently employing over 1100 people.
The City of Hornell experienced record commercial growth during Mayor Hogan’s tenure in office. He put in place a major capital improvement program in the City rebuilding its infrastructure. He established a working labor/management committee. As Mayor he also acted as the chief labor relations negotiator on behalf of the City.
1975-1985 ~ New York State Department of Labor ~ Senior Claims Examiner
COMMUNITY SERVICE: (Boards, etc)
Board of Directors of Saint James Mercy Health Systems serving the Southern Tier of New York State.
Past President of the New York State Conference of Mayors 1993-94 and currently a member of the Executive Committee.
The Appointing Officer and Treasurer of the City of Hornell Industrial Development Agency.
Steuben County Democratic Party Chairman since 1990.
Founding Member and Board Member Hornell Partners for Growth.
Past Member and President Hornell Board of Education.
Member Board of Directors Hornell YMCA.
Member of Board of Directors Southern Tier Central Regional Planning Board.
Member Board of Directors Regional Economic Development Committee.
Chairman of the Hornell Steuben County Empire Zone.
Past Member of the Mission and Ministry Committee Catholic Health East.
Southern Tier Regional Advisory Board~Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, Central New York.
Member New York State Economic Development Council.
Member International Economic Development Council.
Past Member of the Hornell Area Salvation Army Board of Directors
PANELS ~ PRESENTATIONS:
Panelist ~ The Taylor Law ~ 40th Anniversary ~ Interest Arbitration Has it Worked? Albany, New York
Presenter ~ New York Main Street Conference ~ New York Conference of Mayors, Canandaigua, New York
Codes Enforcement ~ Top Priority for Communities
Housing Inspections, Rental Inspections
Panel Member ~ International Economic Development Council, Houston, Texas
“The Role of Politics in Economic Development”
Statewide Study Commissions:
RailRoad Service Taxation Advisory Council
Low Level Radioactive Waste Storage Study Commission.
(Appointed by then Governor Mario Cuomo)
Man of the Year ’87 ~ Steuben ARC
Man of the Year ProAction 2006
Man of the Year Steuben Churchpeople Against Poverty (Arbor Development 2007
New York State Local Government Official Man of the Year 2009 ~ NYCOM
Four Local Government Achievement Awards
Empire State Reports NYCOM
1990, 2004, 2007, 2009
New York Main Street Award ~ 2004
Mayor Hogan is married to the former Holly Horton and they have four children and eight grandchildren.