Counties Name Saratoga County Supervisor Matt Veitch Chair of Public Safety Committee
The New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) has appointed Saratoga County Supervisor Matthew Veitch as Chair of its Standing Committee on Public Safety. Supervisor Veitch replaces Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike, who retired this year after more than a decade at the helm of the committee.
“I am honored and grateful to President McCoy and the NYSAC leadership for having the confidence in me to Chair this important committee,” said Veitch. “There is always important work to do to tackle the issues surrounding both Law Enforcement and Emergency Services, as well as associated things like Probation, Prosecution and Defense, as well as our Jails. I will do my best to advocate fairly on behalf of New York Counties as Chair of the Public Safety Committee.”
Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo said, “As a member of the NYSAC Committee on Public Safety, I look forward to the leadership Chairman Veitch will bring to the committee, which assists the association in advocating for important issues affecting Law Enforcement, Corrections, and 9-1-1 issues across the state.”
NYSAC Executive Director Stephen Acquario said, “We are honored to have Supervisor Veitch in this leadership role. Matt has been a long standing member of this committee and his guidance and perspective as Chair of the NYSAC Public Safety Committee will be invaluable to the Association as counties continue to address significant challenges from recent state mandates and other public safety issues across the state."
In addition to his role with NYSAC, Veitch also serves in several leadership positions with the National Association of Counties (NACo), including Vice-Chair of the Community, Economic, and Workforce Development Policy Steering Committee, member of the Arts & Culture Commission and IT Standing committee, and as immediate past Chair of the International Economic Development Task Force.
NYSAC Standing Committees are essential in the development of NYSAC's advocacy planning and efforts. They develop, discuss, and adopt the series of resolutions that go before the full county delegation, and then become the basis of NYSAC's legislative program for the coming year.
At NYSAC's Fall Seminar and winter Legislative Conference, county delegates from across the state meet in standing committees to pass resolutions on issues impacting counties. These resolutions highlight the priorities of New York's county governments and direct NYSAC’s advocacy on behalf of counties across the 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. Our mission is to foster excellence in county government and unite the voice of New York’s county leaders.
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.
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