Mayor's Office

In addition to being the city's official representative, the Mayor is the presiding officer of the City Council.  That role entails the preparation of the final agenda for the meetings of the City Council, including the topics and agenda items submitted by each City Council member and the City’s Supervisors.

The Mayor appoints:

  • City Attorney
  • City Center Authority
  • Planning Board
  • Design Review Commission
  • Ethics Board
  • Recreation Commission pursuant to Civil Service Law and the Public Authorities Law
  • Saratoga Springs Housing Authority Board of Directors
  • Zoning Board of Appeals

Interested in applying for an appointment to one of the City's boards?  Please submit an application.

The Mayor's Weekly Roundup of Events & Activities

06.01.2023 - Pride Flag Raising on steps of City Hall

On June 1st, Mayor Kim joined Saratoga Pride, local supporters and other City Hall employees in celebrating the beginning of Pride Month on the steps of City Hall.pride19

05.16.2023 - Governor's Asian American & Pacific Islander Luncheon

Mayor Kim attended Governor Hochul's Asian American & Pacific Islander Luncheon on May 16th, 2023, to celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Below is the Mayor Kim with Lili Kuo from the APAPA Albany Chapter, Governor Hochul, and Commissioner Sanghvi. The second photo shows the homonymous pair, Mayor Ron Kim and Assembly member Ron Kim. The third photo shows Mayor Kim with Zainab Chaudhry from the Court of Claims.

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05.10.2023 - Indulgence Bakery ribbon cutting

Mayor Kim was able to attend the ribbon cutting for Indulgence Bakery on May 10th, 2023, as it celebrates its brand new location at 63 Putnam Street. Indulgence Bakery is a woman owned and operated business ran by an upstate NY native that strives to create high quality desserts for everyone to enjoy! 


05.09.2023 - Saratoga Arts Press Conference

Mayor Ron Kim and Commissioner Jason Golub attended the Saratoga Arts Press Conference on May 9th to celebrate a grant award of 766,000 from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and 450,000 from the City of Saratoga Springs along with other donations to help support the Saratoga Community Arts Center Revitalization. With a collective fund of $2 million, the Arts Center plans to stabilize and upgrade the entire building with an eye to energy conservation and efficiency, revitalizing a connective hub for the arts, arts education, and creative opportunity for all in the service area. Both Mayor Kim and Commissioner Golub commended Executive Director Louise Kerr on the outstanding work she's done so far with Saratoga Arts. Saratoga Arts press conference3Saratoga Arts press conference2

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05.04.2023 - Congressman Tonko's Regional Community Projects Forum

Mayor Kim attended Congressman Tonko's Regional Community Projects Forum on May 4th at the Southern Saratoga YMCA. Congressman Tonko selected Saratoga Springs' Crescent Avenue Connector Project to receive $300,000 in funding under the Fiscal Year 2024 Community Project Funding process, supporting Mayor Ron Kim’s Complete Streets initiatives. The City will be able to design a one mile long, eight-to-ten-foot-wide asphalt path parallel to Crescent Avenue, between Route 9 and Nelson Avenue. The multi-use trail will have lanes for both cyclists and pedestrians, increasing safety from car collisions for the community.



09.27.2022 - MWBE Summit

Mayor Kim welcomed attendees to the second annual Minority and Women Business Enterprise Summit hosted by Soteryx and the Capital Region Chamber of Commerce at the Adelphi Hotel in Saratoga Springs on September 27.  The forum brings together experts in finance, government, business development and security to discuss the opportunities and challenges unique to MWBEs. 

09.27.2022 - UDO Workshop

The Mayor’s office sponsored a workshop in City Hall on October 27 to discuss proposed amendments to the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO).  The UDO governs land use in Saratoga Springs, combining the City’s Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Regulations, and Storm water Management Regulations into a single ordinance.

10.03.2022 – Mayor Kim Endorses CDTC’s Efforts to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Mayor Kim endorsed the CDTC’s report on the success of their 2022 “Ditch the Car Challenge.”  The 

program, which ran from June 4th through September 9th, highlighted the many ways you could go about your daily routine without driving alone in a car such as bicycling, walking, carpooling, riding the bus, or using CDTA’s on-demand service, FLEX. Thirty-eight (38) participants logged 1,718 trips totaling 16,042 miles and burned over 351,000 calories. Together, they prevented 12,817 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions from being released and saved 642 gallons of gas.

The Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the counties of Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga (except the Town of Moreau and the Village South Glens Falls) and Schenectady. CDTC facilitates a transportation planning process as required by federal law and supported with federal funding.
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09.21.2022 - 09.22.2022 Delta Development Visit/Infrastructure Task Force

The Infrastructure Task Force met on 09.21 to discuss progress made toward addressing the city’s infrastructure priorities.  Delta Development, hired by the city to identify funding opportunities and manage grant applications, delivered a presentation on their process, forthcoming federal funding opportunities, and the two Water Infrastructure Improvement Act (WIIA) Grant applications they have already submitted.  During their two day visit Delta met with the Mayor and Commissioners to discuss critical projects and visit project sites.

09.21.2022 – 75th Anniversary Celebration of Saratoga County Children’s Committee

Mayor Kim attended the 75th Anniversary celebration of the Saratoga County Children’s Committee at the Saratoga Winery on September 21. SCCC, a local non-profit, works closely with social workers and local agencies to identify needs and provide funding and other resources to children in the community.  

09.22.2022 - Preservation Foundation Annual Meeting & Recognition Awards

Mayor Kim attended the Preservation Foundation’s Annual Meeting and Recognition Awards Ceremony on September 22 in City Hall to formally nominate Patricia Morrison as the Mayor’s Representative to the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation (SSPF).  SSPF is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the preservation and enhancement of the unique architectural, cultural, and landscaped heritage of Saratoga Springs.

09.23.2022 - Saratoga Auto Museum Auction 

On September 23 Mayor Kim joined Carly Connors, Dan Ritopecki, Darryl Leggieri, and Senator Daphne Jordan at a press event for the 2022 Saratoga Motorcar Auction. The auction attracts buyers and sellers from all over the world and raises funds to benefit the museum’s operations and exhibits.

09.24.2022 - Wellspring Pooch Parade

Mayor Kim, his wife Jennie and their dog Gracie joined Wellspring for their annual Pooch Parade on September 24.  Proceeds from the parade benefit Wellspring’s Safe Pet Partnership, which provides a network of safe, temporary placement for pets of families who are fleeing abuse.