Bipartisan Conference of County Officials to Convene in Rochester

County Officials from Across NYS to Convene in Rochester Next Week.

County officials from across New York State will meet in Rochester September 24-26, when Monroe County hosts the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) 2018 Fall Seminar.
The conference provides education, training, and professional development in a collaborative, bipartisan setting.
“We are pleased to bring the NYSAC Fall Seminar back to Monroe County this year. Hundreds of county officials will be coming to learn, discuss public policy, and set a collective agenda to strengthen the economic vitality of communities across the state,” said NYSAC President MaryEllen Odell, the Putnam County Executive.
NYSAC conference activities will take place at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center and the Hyatt Regency Rochester, with an offsite special event planned for The Strong Museum.
“I am honored to welcome my colleagues in county government from across the state, and to showcase all that Monroe County has to offer our visitors and residents,” said Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo. 
Charles H. Nesbitt, Jr. the Orleans County Chief Administrative Officer, will be sworn in as NYSAC President at the Tuesday conference luncheon.
Workshops at the conference will cover a range of issues, including the opioid crisis, drinking water safety, women in county government, climate resiliency, dispute resolution, sports gaming, and election cyber security.
NYSAC's mission is to represent, educate, advocate for, and serve New York's counties and the elected and appointed county officials who serve the public. 
Event Highlights (media contact: Mark LaVigne,
Battling the Opioid Epidemic/Narcan Training
Monday, Sept 24, 2pm-5pm
Women's Leadership Roundtables
Monday, September 24, 3pm-5pm 
Roundtable discussions of the issues, challenges, and opportunities facing women in county government. The NYSAC Women's Leadership Council is the only group specifically for women in county government.
 “Weather and Climate: Volatility or Change in the Air?” 
Tuesday, September 25th, 9am - Grand Lilac Ballroom, Rochester Convention Center:
Josh Darr, SVP and Lead Meteorologist for JLT Re, will present on these topics based on the latest middle of the road scientific theories, applied to the insurance industry.
Inaugural Luncheon – election of 2018-2019 NYSAC President and officers
Tuesday, Sept 25, noon-1:30pm
NYSAC Business Meeting and Election of Officers/Directors
Raise the Age – County Strategies for Implementation
Tuesday, Sept 25, 2pm-3:15pm
Jail Based Substance Use Disorder Treatment
Tues Sept 25, 3:45-5pm