The OML covers appointed as well as elected public bodies. See, e.g., Burgher v. Purcell, 87 A.D.2d 888, 449 N.Y.S.2d 527 (2d Dep't 1982) (the OML's term "public body" includes trustees appointed by town supervisor to administer a testamentary trust for the town's poor).
Both appointed and elected bodies are subject to the Act if they meet the standards set out for advisory, commissions, or other bodies to which government functions are delegated. Op. Atty. Gen. 94-55 (1994).