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Samuelson Elected President of County Association

NYSAC elections were held this week at the association's Fall Seminar.
Sullivan County Legislator Scott Samuelson was elected today to serve as President of the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) for the upcoming year.
 
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.
 
“I look forward to serving as NYSAC's President and advocating for New York's counties,” said Samuelson. “Our Association provides a unique opportunity for us to come together from all regions of the state to voice our needs and share our ideas as the local governments closest to our communities.”
 
Since 2012, Mr. Samuelson has represented Sullivan County District 1. He served as Chairman of the board for the first four years, (2012-2015). As Chairman, Mr. Samuelson was instrumental in helping bring economic development to the forefront in Sullivan County. Landing one of four NYS casino gaming licenses was the turning point that brought Resorts World Catskill Casino to Monticello. Since the opening of the casino unemployment rates in the county are at an all-time low and sales tax revenues are at an all-time high. 
 
Previously, Mr. Samuelson served as the president of the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce from 1998 until 2004. He has also served on the Board of Directors of Catskill Regional Medical Center, served as President of the Sullivan County Community College Dormitory Corporation, Treasurer of the Sullivan County REAP Board, ex officio member of the board of the Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development, was a founding member of the Sullivan County Business Association, the Bethel Business Association and most recently, the Bethel Council of the Arts.
 
"Scott has been valuable member of the Board of Directors, and I look forward to continuing to work with him as President as we work on behalf of counties across the state,” said NYSAC Executive Director Stephen J. Acquario.
 
 
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, serve and advocate for member counties and the thousands of elected and appointed county officials who serve the public.
 
Media Contact: Mark LaVigne| MLavigne@nysac.org | 518-465-1473 x206
 
For more information, visit www.nysac.org
 

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