History of NYSAC

2015 marks NYSAC's 90th anniversary. 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.