• New York's Counties were first established in 1683, more than 100 years before New York became a state.

  • NYSAC represents New York's 62 counties. 

  • From New York City to Niagara Falls, from farmland to mountains to the Great Lakes, New York's counties are beautiful and diverse. 


NYSAC Fall Seminar

September 13-15, 2017
Marriott Syracuse Downtown
Syracuse NY

The County Voice

As the voice of county officials throughout New York State, NYSAC is steadfast in communicating the needs and recommendations of our members to State and Federal lawmakers. Local government is at the heart of New York State, and we are proud to represent New York's counties and their elected and appointed officials.
  • NYSAC represents New York counties and their taxpayers before Federal, State and local officials on matters germane to county governments.
  • NYSAC informs 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 members 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.


  • Counties in the News, July 27, 2017

    • Thursday, July 27, 2017
    • NYSAC

    Thursday's news from counties across the state.

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  • Counties in the News, July 26, 2017

    • Wednesday, July 26, 2017
    • NYSAC

    Wednesday's news from counties across the state.

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  • Counties in the News, July 25, 2017

    • Tuesday, July 25, 2017
    • NYSAC

    NYSAC Local Roads Matter! Campaign Success for County Roads, Bridges   NATION U.S. Transportation Funding Is Not Created Equal   Gillibrand modeling legislation to limit over-prescription of opioids on New York program   Reed Won't Support Senate Bill Without Faso-Collins   STATEWIDE Sen. Daniel Squadron on fighting for basic rights for trans New Yorkers   Here are New York's newest laws   NYC State economic development agency will pay for Cuomo bridge lighting   New York is spending $1 billion to tear down a one-mile highway with a controversial history   Urban farming in New York could get easier with this new bill   LONG ISLAND   Huntington doctors create phone bank to rally against health care bill   Ronkonkoma Hub sewer plan $10 million over budget   President Trump coming to LI to discuss MS-13, Rep. King says   Albany needs to pass reforms to make voting easier   Nassau county executive attempts to sever stadium contract with Waters   HUDSON VALLEY Congressman calls on Defense to pay for cleaning up Newburgh's water   Rockland Receives $1.02 Million For Creek Project   Still Texting & Driving? This Will Scare You Straight   CAPITAL Warren County to begin administrator search   Saratoga County proposing sharing supplies, Medicare costs with municipalities   Albany: Get Housing Stock Back In The Hands Of The People   NORTH COUNTRY Essex County eyes shared IT operations   Agenda set for Clinton County Legislature meeting   New York to replace aging transmission lines in North County   MOHAWK VALLEY OUR VIEW: Cooperation is key to continued success   For Oneonta's Aging Downtown, a $10 Million Face-Lift   SOUTHERN TIER Final Shared Services Panel to be held Tuesday   Broome County declares state of emergency for areas affected by flooding   Chemung Co. DPW to Hold Public Information Meeting on Rt. 13 Project   CENTRAL NEW YORK County opt-out option for ride-hailing services considered "premature"   Onondaga County plans to sue manufacturers of opioids   MOST offers low admission price for EBT cardholders   Residents oppose the Legislature's public session rules   Cayuga County agencies announce grants supporting cooking program, arts labs   FINGER LAKES Senator, Congressman stump for historical designation for Finger Lakes Region   Helming, panel discuss food access in rural NY   WESTERN NEW YORK Erie Co. Takes Bethlehem Steel Plant Site   A Rust Belt City's School Turnaround

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County Priorities

NYSAC advocates in Albany and Washington on the issues that impact NYS counties. Learn more about our Legislative Priorites, and how you can add your voice to NYSAC's advocacy efforts.