New York State Association of Counties' mission is to represent, educate, advocate for, and serve member counties and the thousands of elected and appointed county officials who serve the public.
NYSAC represents New York's counties before federal, state and local officials on matters germane to county governments; and we inform our membership and the public at large on issues of importance to county governments.
We educate, train and provide research on public policy to federal, state and local officials and to the membership on issues important to counties. We advocate for our 62 counties, including the City of New York, to the legislative and executive branches of government at the state and federal levels.
NYSAC is the voice of New York's county governments and taxpayers.
NYSAC: Your Voice for County Government
NYSAC amplifies the voices of county officials and taxpayers in Albany, Washington D.C. and throughout the state. Read Your County Voice for a full overview of NYSAC's role and function.
Counties & Casino Gaming: Moving Forward
In November, New York State voters approved a constitutional amendment to allow casino gaming in the state. The amendment brings changes to our counties, so NYSAC has outlined the county impact of casino gaming development based on the information that has been released thus far. Read NYSAC's report.
Immigration Reform Paper released
While congress continues to be embroiled in federal budget negotiations, immigration reform is likely to be addressed soon. In anticipation of this, NYSAC prepared a briefing on the current state of reform proposals and what issues could impact counties in the event of federal reform measures. Read the paper here.
2013 Legislative Session Summary
This report summarizes the recently-completed session and outlines major budget and legislative actions that will have a direct or indirect impact on county operations. View the report.
Counties Promote Organ Donation
Counties across NYS are adopting resolutions in support of organ donor registration. Under the direction of Immediate Past-President Ed Diana (who recently received a liver transplant), counties are encouraging residents to register as organ donors. Learn more.
An introduction to the New York State and Local Common Retirement Fund and the Employer Contribution Rate Setting Process. View the full policy brief.
A Roadmap to Mandate Relief
This report incorporates the scores of mandate relief ideas put forth by member counties into rational, actionable proposals that State lawmakers and the Mandate Relief Council must embrace and implement. Read the report and view supporting materials.
"The Pelletier Institute gave me a fresh perspective and a powerful network dedicated to strengthening local government statewide. The education and training I gained in the program have given me the power and ability to intelligently and effectively serve the people who confide in me as their representative. The instructors are knowledgeable and the workshops are interesting and enlightening. NYSAC is a vital source of education and professional development for county officials. All the arrows point in the same direction: toward good government!" - Harmony Speciale, Oneida County, 2013 graduate
2013 County Directory
The 2013 NYSAC County Directory is now available. View more details.