2020 Legislative Conference

January 27-29
Desmond Hotel
Albany County

54th Annual County Finance School

April 29-May 1
Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel
Syracuse, Onondaga County

2020 Fall Seminar

Sept 30 - Oct 2
Crowne Plaza
Lake Placid, Essex County

Women's Leadership Council

The NYSAC Women’s Leadership Council is the only statewide organization that offers resources specifically for women in county government. 

The primary goals of the Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) are:
  • To provide resources for women holding county office,
  • To support female county officials, and
  • To engage women in seeking leadership positions in their communities and within NYSAC.
 The WLC is a bipartisan organization that offers resources specifically for women in county government and women interested in pursuing county leadership, including:
  • Panels, forums, workshops, and networking events at NYSAC conferences;
  • Opportunities to speak with women in county government around New York State;
  • Articles in the NYSAC News magazine;
  • Online Resource Center, including NYSAC research and reports;
  • Training opportunities.

The WLC Executive Committee assists NYSAC staff in planning events and developing resources that meet the needs of NYSAC's members. 

Upcoming Events 

The next Women's Leadership Council event will be held on January 28, 2020 during the NYSAC Legislative Conference in Albany County. 

Keynote Speaker, hosted by the Women's Leadership Council:
Janine Driver
Secrets to Unlocking the New Leadership Code for Local Leaders 
Tuesday, 1/28 at 3:45 PM. 
Register for the Legislative Conference.

Janine Driver is the CEO of the Body Language Institute, a NY Times Best-Selling author, an international trainer, TEDx presenter, and award-winning keynote speaker. Janine attained rank #6 on the World’s Top 30 Body Language Professionals and was named one of the top 20 educational trendsetters in the meetings industry by Meetings Today Magazine. Janine is a popular guest on the Dr. Oz Show, Anderson Cooper, NBC’s TODAY, FOX News, CNN’s Larry King Live, and more. Janine spent over 16 years as a federal law enforcement officer within the Department of Justice and now shares her cunning people-reading skills with thousands of law enforcement officers, lawyers, and judges, as well as the ATF, FBI, CIA, DIA, and International Association of Chiefs of Police.

In the News


Executive Committee & Staff

  • Hon. MaryEllen Odell, Putnam County Executive
  • Hon. Claudia Braymer, Warren County Board of Supervisors
  • Hon. Nancy  Buck, Sullivan County Treasurer
  • Hon. Indy Jaycox, Schoharie County Clerk
  • Hon. Lucille McKnight, Albany County Legislator
  • Hon. Martha Robertson, Tompkins County Legislative Chair
  • Hon. Martha Sauerbrey, Tioga County Legislative Chair
  • Staff Liaison: Nicole Correia, NYSAC

Previous events:

  • Women's Leadership Council: A State Perspective - 2019 NYSAC Fall Seminar 
    • Panelists:
      • Assemblymember Aileen Gunther
      • Senator Jen Metzger
      • Moderator: Treasurer Nancy Buck, Sullivan County 
  • Local Government Trailblazers - 2019 NYSAC Legislative Conference                                                    
    • Panelists:
      • Hon. Kathy Jimino – Retired Rensselaer County Executive
      • Hon. Joanne Yepsen – Former Mayor of Saratoga Springs and Former Saratoga County Legislator
      • Moderator: Hon. Alfreda Williams, Vice Chair of the Westchester Board of Legislators
      • Sponsor: Napoli Scholnick
  • Women's Leadership Roundtables -2018 NYSAC Fall Seminar:
    • View photos.
    • Discussion Facilitators:  Dr. Karen King, Director, Erie County Commission on the Status of Women,  Angelicia A. Morris, Executive Director, Schenectady County Human Rights Commission, Martha Robertson, Chair, Tompkins County Legislature, and Marte Sauerbrey, Chair, Tioga County Legislature.
    • Workshop program
  • Leadership Strategies for Women in Government with Ellie Nieves - 2018 Legislative Conference workshop. 
  • Meeting of the Minds roundtable workshop and WLC Launch reception - 2017 Fall Seminar 
  • Women's Leadership: Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul- 2017 Legislative Conference