Town of Boston Supervisor Jason Keding has successfully completed the Certified Town Official program offered by the Association of Towns of the state of New York. The minimum 30-credit certification program is offered by the association to all town officials across the state.

“The courses and hands-on training were extremely valuable and has provided me many best practices that I hope to implement, this will be beneficial for the taxpayers and residents of the town,” said Keding. “I thank the Association of Towns for this valuable program.”

The Certified Town Official program is designed to hone management and leadership skills, expand town officials’ knowledge and capabilities and recognize town officials who have committed themselves to continuing education opportunities. This comprehensive education encompasses the primary functions of local municipal government based upon 10 subject areas to provide an overview and a familiarity of each office’s tasks and responsibilities. The subject areas include: Assessor/RPT Issues; Attorney/Legal Issues; Board Member; Clerk; Code Enforcement; Justice/Courts; Planning and Zoning; Superintendent of Highways; Supervisor; and Tax Collector/Receiver of Taxes.

Currently there are over 650 officials in the program. Keding is the first town supervisor, and sixth town official overall, in New York state to complete the course to become a Certified Town Official.

Keding has served as supervisor since January, and previously served as town councilman. He resides in the town of Boston with his wife, Erin, and daughter, Jillian.