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For Immediate Release - 9/22/2022

County Officials Elect Michael E. Zurlo As New NYSAC President

The New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) announced that Clinton County Administrator Michael E. Zurlo has been elected to serve as NYSAC's President.

“Throughout my two decades of service to Clinton County, NYSAC has been an essential resource to me and my colleagues around the state,” said President Zurlo. “It is an honor to have the opportunity to lead our association as we confront new challenges and embrace new opportunities to build stronger counties and a better New York State.” 

NYSAC immediate past-president and Chair of the Tioga County Legislature, Martha Sauerbrey said, “It's been a great privilege to serve as NYSAC president for the last year as we welcomed hundreds of new members, helped counties rebuild from the pandemic and secured significant legislative victories. County Administrator Zurlo is a dedicated county leader whose experience, wealth of knowledge, and commitment to pragmatic leadership will be invaluable to our association in the year to come.” 

“I'm extremely pleased to welcome President Zurlo to this new statewide leadership role," said NYSAC Executive Director Stephen Acquario. “His many years of experience and service to his county and our association will enable him to effectively advocate on behalf of New York's counties.” 

Organized in 1925, NYSAC is the only statewide municipal association representing the interests of all the state's county leaders, including legislators, supervisors, county executives, administrators, commissioners and other of county officials who deliver county services. 

NYSAC is a bipartisan organization, with a mission to inform, educate, advocate for, and serve member counties and the thousands of elected and appointed county officials who serve the public. 

NYSAC is a bipartisan organization, committed to fostering excellence in county government and uniting the county voice. It represents counties before federal and state officials and works to inform county officials through conferences, workshops, research reports, and a range of publications. 

Mr. Zurlo was appointed the Clinton County Administrator in 2004, after serving as the deputy county administrator since 2001. Prior to his Clinton County service, Mr. Zurlo spent nine years working in the New York State Senate. He holds a Masters in Public Administration from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy at the University at Albany.  

President Zurlo's term begins immediately. 


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