For Immediate Release - 9/23/2022
Counties Elect Albany County Executive Dan McCoy As First Vice President
County leaders from across the state this week elected Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy to serve as First Vice President for the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC).
“I'm honored and humbled to be chosen for this new statewide leadership role at NYSAC,” said McCoy. “The advocacy that NYSAC does on behalf of New York's counties is critical to our ability to provide the services our residents need while also making New York State a better place to live, work and recreate, and I'm proud to be part of the team that makes that happen.”
County Executive McCoy is currently serving his third term as the fourth Albany County Executive. Before being elected as County Executive in 2011, McCoy served twelve years as a county legislator, including a two-year term as chairman of the legislature.
McCoy is also currently serving as president of County Executives of America, a national association that represents county executives from across the United States. He is also past president of the New York State County Executives' Association. In this role, he coordinated opioid litigation, led distribution of personal protective equipment among county leaders across the state, helped establish walk up testing facilities, and commissioned the book Our Darkest Hours: County Leadership and the COVID Pandemic.
“County Executive McCoy has consistently been on the forefront of leadership and innovation in Albany County and in his roles with the NYS County Executives Association and County Executives of America. We're incredibly lucky to have him bring his commitment to excellence in county government to the leadership of NYSAC and I look forward to working with him in the year to come,” said NYSAC President and Clinton County Administrator Michael E. Zurlo.
Organized in 1925, NYSAC is the only statewide municipal association representing the interests of thousands of county leaders, including legislators, supervisors, county executives, administrators, commissioners, and other county officials from all 57 counties and the City of New York.
NYSAC is a bipartisan organization and represents counties before federal and state officials and works to inform county officials through conferences, workshops, reports, and extensive communication.
"I've worked closely with County Executive McCoy for many years and have seen firsthand his steady leadership through times of crisis and his passion for serving the people of our state," said NYSAC Executive Director Stephen Acquario. “As First Vice President, his perspective and guidance will be essential to our success in the year to come.”
Media Contact: Mark LaVigne | MLavigne@nysac.org | 518-465-1473 x206