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Warren County Official Honored for Completing County Government Institute


The New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) honored Warren County Assistant to the County Administrator Tammie DeLorenzo for graduating from the County Government Institute at a ceremony held during the association’s annual Fall Seminar in Oneida County last week.


DeLorenzo was joined at the ceremony by two other graduates: Allegany County Administrator Carissa Knapp, and Chemung County Legislator John Burin.

From left: NYSAC Executive Director Stephen Acquario, Carissa Knapp, Tammie DeLorenzo, John Burin, and NYSAC Immediate Past President Michael Zurlo


“The County Government Institute provides an insightful background for anyone in public service,” said DeLorenzo.


DeLorenzo began her service with Warren County in 1997 as the Fiscal Manager of Health Services and has gone on to serve as Project Manager for the Information Technology Department and as Clinical and Fiscal Informatics Coordinator Health Services Department, where she coordinated the transition to electronic medical records. In 2018 she accepted her current position of Assistant to the County Administrator.


The County Government institute is a collaboration between NYSAC and Cornell University that provides training to county leaders on topics including building consensus, financial management, ethics, management, and the foundations of county government. 


“By completing the County Government Institute coursework, graduates demonstrate a commitment to excellence in local government that is at the heart of our association’s mission,” said NYSAC President Daniel P. McCoy. “The skills and knowledge they acquire is a great asset to them and the communities they serve. On behalf of our entire association, I offer my congratulations.” 


"The County Government Institute provides local government leaders and officials with the tools necessary to meet the increasing demands of local government leadership,” said NYSAC Executive Director Stephen J. Acquario. “They now join the ranks of dozens of County Government Institute graduates who are making a positive impact in communities across the state.”


CGI courses are offered at the annual Fall Seminar, as well as the winter Legislative Conference and County Finance School in May. Courses are also offered virtually or regionally throughout the year to enable county leaders to stay up-to-date on timely issues and opportunities in local government. 


Elected and appointed county officials can register for the Institute and actively participate in its programs, policy forums and informational sessions. For more information about the County Government Institute, visit




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