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Counties Elect Albany County Executive Dan McCoy as President


County leaders from across the state last week elected Albany County Executive Dan McCoy to serve as president of the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC). The election was held at NYSAC’s Fall Seminar conference in Oneida County.

“I am honored and proud to be selected to serve as NYSAC president and represent this association and all of our counties’ interests over the next 12 months,” said McCoy. “This organization is nearing its 100th anniversary, and my goal is to continue to strengthen our united bi-partisan voice as we work with each other on state and federal challenges.


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 also serves as president of County Executives of America, a national association that represents county executives from across the United States and is a 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 Covid testing facilities, and commissioned the book Our Darkest Hours: County Leadership and the COVID Pandemic.


NYSAC Immediate Past President Michael Zurlo said, “These are challenging times for counties in New York. There are forces outside of our control that are impacting our governments and communities, and these require leadership that will unify county officials for the good of New York. County Executive McCoy is a dedicated public servant who continues to display exceptional leadership at home in Albany and across the state and nation through his work with county leaders from across the United States. NYSAC is in good hands with Dan, as we all work to build a stronger and better state.”


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.


"We are honored to have President McCoy at the helm of this great association. His leadership and guidance will be critical as we continue to address the growing number of issues facing counties across the state," said NYSAC Executive Director Stephen Acquario.




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