Hon. Bill Cherry,
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 2016 Legislative Program
County delegates at the Fall Seminar in Essex County and adopted by the Board of Directors, this legislative program will direct the advocacy activities of NYSAC in 2016. The program reflects the need for specific state or federal actions of concern to county government operations in New York State.
Executive 2016-17 State Budget Proposal
County Impact Summary
The Summary report provides details on the state financial plan and how the Governor's Executive State Budget proposal would impact county governments in New York.
Real and Permanent Mandate Relief
This report recommends five actions the state can take to significantly reduce property taxes at the county level.
More Reforms Needed for Early Intervention
According to the most up-to-date available annual data, the New York State Early Intervention Program cost $623 million in 2012, with counties spending close to $163 million.
A Dire Need for Food Reuse and Recycling
American’s waste approximately 133 billion pounds of food each year. That’s about one-third of our food supply annually. NYSAC applauds and supports the on-going efforts of our counties to reduce, reuse and recycle.
Funding 9-1-1 Services in NYS
This report addresses the evolution of New York’s 9-1-1 system, the role counties play in that system, the changes that are expected to take place in the next decade, and the challenge of appropriately funding those changes.
Lyme Disease in NYS
Did you know that 95,000 cases of Lyme Disease have been confirmed in New York State since 1986, with 7,587 of those confirmations coming in one year, 2013. New York has the highest number of reported cases of Lyme Disease in the United States.
Fall 2015 Resolutions
County delegates from across the state passed 40 resolutions within 12 issue areas at the September Fall Seminar. The full resolution packet is available here.
Counties Tally $882 Million in Efficiencies
Government Efficiency Plans (GEP) submitted by New York Counties and other local governments were approved yesterday by the State Division of Budget, paving the way for Property Tax Freeze Rebates to flow to homeowners across the state this month.
More than 7 million New Yorkers and 113,000 businesses cannot get access to broadband at 100 megabits per second (Mbps), the speed has been identified by economic developers as the minimum speed needed to attract businesses.
101 Ways Counties Serve New York
Did you know that in New York State, counties
were first established in 1683, more than 100 years before New York became a state; and today we work to protect the health, safety and welfare of New Yorkers through the passage of local laws, resolutions and ordinances. Read 101 Ways.
Counties Promote Organ Donation
Counties across NYS are adopting resolutions in support of organ donor registration. Learn more.