Edward A. Diana,
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.
We represent New York 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 strive to 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.
Mayday for Mandate Relief
During the month of May, county leaders and taxpayers called on New York State to introduce and pass legislation preventing state lawmakers from enacting future unfunded mandates. Read more.
2013 Legislative Platform and Resolutions
NYSAC's 2013 Legislative Platform and Resolutions address the issues of top concern to county leaders throughout New York State. Key priorities are mandate relief, home rule authority, and timely State reimbursement. Click to view the full documents.
Counties Promote Organ Donation
Counties across NYS are adopting resolutions in support of organ donor registration. Under the direction of President Ed Diana (who is waiting for a liver donation), counties are encouraging residents to register as organ donors. Learn more.
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.
Roadmap: Improving Preschool Special Ed
This November 2012 report details changes the State must make to improve services to families, save taxpayers money, and make this government program more efficient. Click here to view the report and supporting documents.
Cost Saving Programs for Counties
Save money for your county and residents through the NYSAC insurance programs, dental network card, Rx discount card, defensive driving course, and more. Read more...