Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy will be leading the way for county executives in New York State and nationwide over the coming year. McCoy, who was elected president of the NYS County Executives Association this week, is also serving a term as president of the County Executives of America
The NYS County Executives Association is comprised of 19 bipartisan chief executives from counties across the state. It is an affiliate of the New York State Association of Counties
(NYSAC). The 19 county executives oversee counties with charter forms of government.
Earlier this summer, McCoy was elected to serve as President of the County Executives of America at their annual conference in Nashville, TN. He was elected to serve as President of the NYS Association of County Executives today, at the NYS Association of Counties Fall Seminar in Rochester, NY
"While partisanship grips the federal government, County Executives across America are charting a different path forward by working together to deliver innovative services for those most in need in our communities while driving down costs to taxpayers," said Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy. "I am humbled to lead both of these renowned organizations as we replicate the progress seen in Albany County, emulate the successes shared by my colleagues, and advocate for our fair share in Washington."
"County Executive McCoy is an energetic and hardworking county leader committed to innovating and modernizing county government operations in Albany and across the state. He is an excellent choice to advocate for and represent County Executives at the state and federal level," said Joanie Mahoney, the immediate past president of the NYS County Executives Association and Onondaga County Executive.
County Executive McCoy was first elected to the position of Albany County Executive in November 2011 and reelected in 2015. He is a strong advocate for counties and led the effort to achieve state reforms to the indigent legal defense services program.
County leaders will be watching and advocating around several state and national policy issues with local impact over the coming year: election cyber security, sports betting, internet sales tax, raising the age of criminal responsibility, and the opioid crisis, among many others.
"There are many challenges facing the counties of New York. The need for investing in our community interests has never been greater," said NYSAC Executive Director Stephen Acquario. "County Executive McCoy is in the right position nationally and at the state level to help the counties of New York better govern their citizenry."
"Dan McCoy becomes president of County Executives of America when our Association and the American people truly need the kind of dedicated service and leadership that he brings to the organization," said CEA Executive Director Michael Griffin. "His vision and energy exemplify what is necessary for the success and sustained growth of this country and will continue our collective endeavor to represent the people in a fair and just effort to bring to America the society it deserves."