Counties in the News August 10, 2016
Wednesday's news from counties across the state.
A Brief History of NYSAC
In 1925, handful of county leaders came together because they knew they could learn from each other, and their voices would be stronger together in Albany and Washington if they could tell a collective story. They volunteered their time to create the first county-focused educational seminar, and together they advocated for their growing local needs to state leaders in the Capitol.
This small but growing group of county officials formalized their relationship, calling themselves the New York State County Officers Association, giving rise to what would later become the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC).
Today, NYSAC's mission is to represent, educate, advocate for, and serve New York's counties and the thousands of elected and appointed county officials who serve the public.
As the voice of county leaders throughout New York State, NYSAC is steadfast in communicating the needs and recommendations of our county officials to State lawmakers. Local government is at the heart of New York State, and NYSAC is proud to represent the counties and their elected and appointed officials throughout New York.
Join your colleagues in September at the NYSAC 2016 Fall Seminar. You can register today.
Cellphone giants are sued for discounting 911 calls
State touts impending acquisition of FitzPatrick nuclear plant
DiNapoli audit finds Medicaid payments for the dead
North Shore bike trail may finally come to fruition
Orange County Farmers Market Week helps veterans
Schenectady County raises age to buy tobacco products
Emergency Services aiming to contain forest fire by dark
Ground breaks for Champlain health center
Vacation time, better pay among options to recruit county managers
County seeks to save $600K-$900K with hiring freeze
CENTRAL NEW YORK
Cayuga County Parks Department explores fee increases to Emerson Park
Community leaders react to FitzPatrick nuclear plant deal: 'Great day for Oswego'
Robert Lawton appointed to Yates County Administrator position
Feds Deliver $184,871 Grant for the Genesee County Airport
Livingston County home sales increase; median prices on decline
WESTERN NEW YORK
Low gas prices bite into county sales tax incomes
Departmental cooperation prunes, shapes county
Legislature questions DPW on remaining summer roadwork
Farmers say turbines would be big economic benefit to community