Videos & Podcasts

NYSAC produces videos and podcasts featuring experts on topics pertinent to county government.

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Podcasts
Raise the Age Webinar (7/24/18)
This podcast features a selection from the July 24th NYSAC Webinar - Raise the Age Update on State Implementation Efforts. 
View the entire webinar at the following link: youtu.be/_U1A4AKb5a4
Additional Raise the Age resources for counties can be found here.

Integrity and the Law of Small Things (7/20/18)
This podcast features an interview about integrity - what it is, how it can be taught and practiced, and what that means for government officials. Guests for the program include: Stephen Acquario, Executive Director of NYSAC, and Stuart Brody, founder of Integrity Intensive. Brody's book "The Law of Small Things: Creating a Habit of Integrity in a Culture of Mistrust" will be published in January, 2019.

See the Signs, Save a Life Conversation (7/2/18)
This podcast features a conversation about the See the Signs Save a Life Campaign, with raises awareness for signs of opioid addiction through a partnership with the NYS Association of County Coroners and Medical Examiners and the NYS Association of Counties. Guests include: Stephen Acquario - Executive Director of the NYS Association of Counties, and Scott Schmidt - President of the NYS Association of County Coroners and Medical Examiners.

Funding for County Jail Substance Abuse Services (6/21/18)
This podcast features a press conference on June 19th concerning funding for county jail-based substance abuse treatment services. Guests include: Stephen Acquario - Executive Director of the NYS Association of Counties,
Senator George Amedore, Senator Chris Jacobs,
Kelly Hansen, the Executive Director of the NYS Conference of Local Mental Hygiene Directors, Sheriff Craig Apple of Albany County, and Senator Fred Akshar

Cyber Security and Election Security (6/8/18)
This podcast is a selection from the 6/5 State Board of Elections Webinar on cyber security and securing election systems. Guests include: Stephen Acquario - Executive Director of the New York State Association of Counties.
Robert Brehm - Co-Executive Director of the New York State Board of Elections
Todd Valentine - Co-Executive Director of the New York State Board of Elections
 
NYSAC Municipal Healthcare Financing Collective (6/6/18)
This podcast discusses the NYSAC Municipal Healthcare Financing Collective and how it can benefit counties and taxpayers. Guests include: Ron Caponera - Controller of Columbia County
PJ Keeler - Treasurer of Columbia County
Mark LaVigne - Deputy Director of NYSAC
Eric Lintala - Executive Benefit Consultant of Relph Benefit Advisors 

NYS Volunteer Firefighter Benefit Program (5/30/18)
This podcast discusses the New York State Volunteer Firefighter Benefit Program.
Guests include: Gerald R. "Jerry" DeLuca - Executive Director of the NYS Association of Fire Chiefs
John Hanson - Senior Consultant at Willis Towers Watson
Stephen Acquario - Executive Director of NYSAC

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Videos 
Webinar video: Plastic Bags and the Environment (6/12/18)

End-of-Session Legislative Update (5/31/18)
Stephen Acquario, NYSAC's Executive Director, presents an update on the New York State legislative session.

State and Municipal Facilities Program (4/20/18)
Stephen Acquario, NYSAC Executive Director, on the State and Municipal Facilities Program

NYSAC 2018 State Budget Overview (4/11/18)
NYSAC's Legislative Team discusses how the budget impacts counties in the following areas: 
Medicaid & Human Services, Changes in Taxation, Responding to SALT, and Revenue Actions; Raise the Age and Combating the Opioid Epidemic; Early Voting & Shared Services; Indigent Legal Services, Sexual Harassment Policies; Agriculture & Environment, Economic Development, Census; Transportation Funding

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