For Immediate Release - 7/27/2022
National County Advocacy Group Adds Albany County Executive To Its Board Of Directors
The NACo Board of Directors governs the strategic goals, policies, and priorities of the association, as well as the association's policies, business, and property. Members of the board are elected and appointed county officials from active member counties or designated officials and are nominated at the Annual Conference.
“Albany County and other counties around the state are leading the way with new and innovative policies that are solving pressing issues on everything from mental health and addiction, to global warming and natural disasters. I'm honored and humbled to be selected as a member of NACo's Board of Directors to not only share our successes here in New York, but to learn from my fellow county leaders across the nation and their own victories and challenges, allowing us to continue improving the lives of our residents,” said Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy. “This new role, coupled with my position as President of County Executives of America, is an exciting opportunity to have an even greater impact and I'm happy to get to work.”
“County Executive McCoy is an extraordinary leader who has served his country, his county and our association with distinction for many years,” said NYSAC President Martha Sauerbrey. “I know he'll bring the same creative vision and passion for local government and public service to the National Association of Counties that he has to our association.”
The National Association of Counties (NACo) serves nearly 40,000 county elected officials and 3.6 million county employees. Founded in 1935, NACo advocates for county priorities in federal policymaking, promotes exemplary county policies and practices, nurtures leadership skills, optimizes county and taxpayer resources and cost savings, and enriches the public's understanding of county government.
The New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) is a member of NACo and works closely with the organization to advance priorities of New York's counties at the federal level.
“As counties across New York State work to rebuild from the pandemic and respond to new and ongoing threats to public health and safety, it's never been more important to have strong representation in the nation's capital,” said NYSAC Executive Director Stephen Acquario. “Having County Executive McCoy on the NACo Board of Directors will ensure New York counties have a strong voice advocating for the support we need to build a better and stronger counties and communities.”
Media Contact: Mark LaVigne | MLavigne@nysac.org | 518-465-1473 x206