Michael Saccocio is the Executive Director of City Mission of Schenectady (NY). Over the course of his leadership, the Mission has added several new programs and engaged in an $8 million capital expansion and neighborhood revitalization effort.
His work in helping people move from poverty to self-sufficiency and community leadership is featured in the books Vision to Action: Best Practices to Reduce the Impact of Poverty, (Volumes 1 and 2), and was included in an issue of the Stanford Social Innovation Review. He speaks extensively throughout the region and nation on topics of leadership, faith and community collaboration.
Mike is a graduate of Union College and has a Master’s Degree from Regent University in Virginia. In June he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Union Graduate College. He and his wife Carol live in Glenville. They have two sons in college.
Mike has previously served as Deputy Mayor of the City of Schenectady, and has played professional baseball in the Montreal Expos organization. In 2010 he coached the Rotterdam Rangers baseball team to the NABF National Championship.
Mike is the founder of the Schenectady Bridges Transformation Project which was recently awarded a $1 million grant from a local, private foundation. He has received numerous awards for community service including the 2014 Community Heroes Award (The Schenectady Foundation), the 2013 Proctors Supporter of the Arts Honoree, and 2011 Executive Leadership Award (Tech Valley Nonprofit Business Council).