The City Administrator is appointed by the Mayor subject to an affirmative vote of a majority of the Council members. The City Administrator serves at the pleasure of the Mayor and supervises the operations of all departments and units of the city government. The City Administrator shall prepare and submit to the Mayor an annual budget and a capital program. He shall see that all laws and provisions of the Charter and the Code and directions of the Council, subject to enforcement by him are faithfully executed.

On March 2, 2015, Mr. Ruggiero was appointed as the City of Beacon’s 3rd City Administrator.  Mr. Ruggiero brings to the City of Beacon over 19 years of public service. Prior to working for the City of Beacon, Mr. Ruggiero was appointed as the City of Peekskill’s 12th City Manager. Mr. Ruggiero had worked for the City of Peekskill since 2000 as Assistant City Planner, City Planner, Director of Planning and had served as Acting City Manager on a number of occasions.

Prior to working for the City of Peekskill, Mr. Ruggiero held municipal positions for the Town of Poughkeepsie and the Town of Beekman. In January 2013, he was appointed as Putnam County’s 2nd Commissioner of Planning, Development and Public Transportation in the Department’s 32 years of existence, before returning back to the City of Peekskill as City Manager.

Mr. Ruggiero has a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from SUNY Plattsburgh, and a Master of Public Administration from Marist College in Poughkeepsie. Mr. Ruggiero was also an American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).

Mr. Ruggiero is a member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), The Municipal Administrators Association of Metropolitan New York (MAA), the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and the American Planning Association. He is a past Treasurer of the Hudson Valley Chapter of the American Society for Public Administrators (ASPA).

Mr. Ruggiero has lived in Dutchess County for thirty years. Mr. Ruggiero is married for over fourteen years to his wife Christina and has two beautiful daughters. The Ruggieros currently reside in the Village of Fishkill, New York.

The Administrator attends all City Council meetings as an advisor to the Mayor and Council and prepares the annual budget and capital plan pursuant to the City of Beacon Charter §C-3.02.