2017 NYSAC Events: Education and Training for County Officials

By Jeanette Stanziano, NYSAC Director of Training and Education
Education is at the core of NYSAC's mission. Through conferences, webinars, training, the County Government Institute, and regional workshops, NYSAC provides timely and cutting-edge information that enables county officials to lead with excellence, integrity, and vision.

Every Year, NYSAC Hosts Three Conferences:
„„ Legislative Conference (held in Albany in early February),
„„ County Finance School (held each May), and
„„ Fall Seminar (held in September).

In 2017, these NYSAC events will continue to bring members the latest information on issues facing counties, education and training to further your ability to serve as an effective leader, and opportunities to connect with county leaders from across the state.

Legislative Conference
January 30 - February 1, 2017
The Desmond Hotel, Albany

The NYSAC Legislative Conference is held  every January/February in Albany and is focused on developing NYSAC's
legislative goals and priorities for the year ahead. This is done through standing committees, which pass resolutions that are then adopted by the membership. These resolutions form the association's legislative program for the year. Workshops at this conference cover top issues impacting counties and potential state legislation around these issues, information on advocacy and lobbying, and opportunities to learn from experts on specific issues, the legislative process, and leadership. Attendees also value the opportunity to connect with and learn from county leaders from around the state.

County Finance School
May 2-4, 2017
Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel, Syracuse

The County Finance School is a 3-day educational training event held each May at the Sheraton Syracuse University
Hotel in Syracuse, New York. The school features cutting edge workshops developed specifically for county finance
officials and the growing educational needs of the local government community.

Each year, County Finance School features keynote presentations, educational sessions, meetings, and valuable
networking opportunities for county officials and vendors.

The County Finance School is co-sponsored through the generosity and expertise of the Office of the New York State
Comptroller and features a number of OSC/CPE accredited sessions vital to officials seeking to meet the continuing
education requirements of their vocation. The New York State County Treasurers and Finance Officers Association also serves as a valuable contributor to the conference by planning workshops and agenda items in conjunction
with OSC and NYSAC.

Fall Seminar
September13-15, 2017
Marriott Syracuse Downtown, Syracuse

The NYSAC Fall Seminar is primarily educational, although Standing Committees meet and Resolutions are passed. The Fall Seminar is held in a different location every year, giving NYSAC members an opportunity to explore and learn from other regions of the state.