Common Council

The Common Council is the legislative branch of City government. It is comprised of a President, elected by the general city, and seven councilors, each elected by a specific ward of the City.

Council meetings are open to the public, and occur on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm. The Council votes on items such as Resolutions, Ordinances & Local Laws for the City of Rome. The public is welcome to address the Council for up to five (5) minutes at the beginning of each meeting. The meeting agenda is made available on the Friday preceding the meeting.

Live Streaming:

To stream meetings of the Common Council live on the City of Rome’s official YouTube page, please click here.

Meeting Agenda:

Audio file from June 12, 2024 Meeting:


Upcoming Common Council Meetings:

  • June 26, 2024
  • July 10, 2024
  • July 24, 2024
  • August 14, 2024
  • August 28, 2024
  • September 11, 2024
  • September 25, 2024
  • October 9, 2024
  • October 23, 2024
  • November 13, 2024
  • December 11, 2024

Rome Council District Maps:

Youth Council:

2024-2025 Common Council Standing Committees:

Ric Dursi, Chair
Frank Anderson
Linda Fazio
Frank Anderson, Chair
Ric Dursi
David Sbaraglia
Ric Dursi, Chair
Linda Fazio
John Sparace
Frank Anderson, Chair
John Mortise
Ramona Smith
John Sparace, Chair
John Mortise
David Sbaraglia
David Sbaraglia, Chair
Ramona Smith
John Mortise

Quick Links for Ward Contacts:

Common Council Contact Information:

President of the Common Council

John A. Nash
1318 Craig Street
Rome, NY 13440
(315) 337-6655 (H)
(315) 335-0235 (C)

The President of the Common Council is elected by the people every four years. The President presides at the Council meetings, and does not vote on legislation unless to break a tie. The President is also a member of the Board of Estimate and Contract.


It was my honor to be elected President of the Common Council in November 2023 and I began my official duties on January 1, 2024.

I have been involved in City of Rome government for many years as the City Treasurer as well as the 6th Ward Common Councilor and I will use that knowledge to assist the administration and Common Council in moving our City forward.

Please feel free to contact me (see above).  It is important to me that you, the citizens of Rome, get a response to any and all questions or concerns that you have in a timely manner.  You can be assured that I will return every phone call, email or message that is directed to me.

Thank you for your confidence in me.

1st Ward

john sparace

John M. Sparace
133 Parkway
(315) 525-0777

Chairperson: Public Safety/Animal Control
Member:  Laws & Rules

2nd Ward

john mortise

John B. Mortise
6744 Route 233
Rome, NY 13440
(315) 527-4056

The City of Rome’s 2nd ward is very important for our City. Not only does the 2nd ward take up a major land mass of our city, but it also comprises three main corridors into the City of Rome. Rt. 69, Rome – Oriskany Rd., Rt. 233, Rome-Westmoreland Rd. and South James St. These corridors are direct gateways in and out of our city.

Member:  Community and Economic Development, Public Safety/Animal Control, Parks, Recreation & Youth Programs

3rd Ward

Linda J. Fazio
908 Calvert St.
Rome, NY 13440
(315) 337-5412

Member:  Laws and Rules, Municipal Operations


4th Ward

Ramona L. Smith
104 Indian Creek Lane
Rome, NY 13440
(315) 337-4327

Member: Community and Economic Development, Parks, Recreation & Youth Programs


5th Ward

frank anderson

Frank R. Anderson
1106 Cedarbrook Drive
Rome, NY 13340
(315) 337-0711


Welcome! My name is Frank R. Anderson, and I am proud to be serving as the 5th Ward member of the Rome Common Council.  The 5th Ward runs right through the middle of Rome, with its boundaries south to north being from N. James Street all the way up to Lorena Road and Sleepy Hollow Roads, and the width boundaries are from Thomas Street to Turin Road.  I have 2 very important goals that I am constantly trying to achieve—-first, to serve you and be the voice in Rome City government for the people of the 5th Ward, as well as improving on the quality of life in not only the 5th Ward but also the entire City, so that the City of Rome can grow and prosper and be a city of choice for people to live, work and play!

Chairperson:  Finance
Member: Municipal Operations, Community and Economic Development

Special Interests and Concerns:

      • Help to create a stable and expanded tax base
      • Help to control city spending and work to find new revenue sources
      • Work with other elected officials to eliminate and prevent unfunded mandates that drive up taxes
      • Continue to work to make the 5th Ward a safe place to live, work and play through public safety awareness and active Neighborhood Watch programs.
      • Continuing to work on the 5th Ward and the rest of Rome’s infrastructure
      • Improving access to information and services for constituents
      • Helping to move the city forward, and to make certain that Rome is a city of choice


6th Ward

Rick Dursi

Riccardo D. Dursi, Jr.
1843 N. James St.
Rome, NY 13440
(315) 335-1417

Chairperson: Laws and Rules, Municipal Operations
Member: Finance


7th Ward

Dave Sbaraglia

David E. Sbaraglia
1005 Valentine Ave
Rome, NY 13340
(315) 339-2168 (Home)
(315) 338-3721 (Cell)

I am pleased to have been elected to the position of 7th Ward Common Councilor. I am a lifelong Roman, and have resided in the 7th Ward the majority of my life.

If you take the time to reach out to me with your questions or concerns, I will take the time to respond to you.

Together, we will move Rome forward.

Monthly Ward meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the meeting room at St. Paul’s Church (side building).

Chairperson: Parks, Recreation & Youth Programs
Member: Finance, Public Safety/Animal Control