Hon. MaryEllen Odell Elected President of NYS Association of Counties
Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell has been elected president of the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC).
NYSAC is a bipartisan municipal association serving all 62 counties of New York State including the City of New York. Organized in 1925, NYSAC's mission is to represent, educate, advocate for, and serve member counties and the thousands of elected and appointed county officials who serve the public.
"Counties deliver vital services to our residents, and NYSAC gives us a strong voice before the State and Federal government," said County Executive Odell. "I look forward to continuing to advocate for all of New York's counties in my new leadership role as president of this association."
Odell has been a member of the NYSAC Board of Director since 2013, and has served on the executive committee as Second Vice President. She is currently serving her second term as Putnam County Executive. In this role Odell has made it a priority to bring social and fiscal responsibility to county governance.
Prior to being elected County Executive in 2011, Odell served as a legislator for five years. This included two terms as the Deputy Chairperson of the Putnam County Legislature, in which role she successfully fought to identify and reduce unnecessary government spending.
"Odell is a highly-regarded county leader, and her experience will provide added value to NYSAC's efforts in New York," said NYSAC Immediate Past President and Schoharie County Treasurer William E. Cherry.
The New York State Association of Counties is a bipartisan municipal association serving all 62 counties of New York State including the City of New York. Organized in 1925, NYSAC's mission is to represent, educate and advocate for member counties and the thousands of elected and appointed county officials who serve the public. For more information, visit www.nysac.org