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New York State Association of Counties' mission is to represent, educate, advocate for, and serve member counties and the thousands of elected and appointed county officials who serve the public.

NYSAC represents New York's counties before federal, state and local officials on matters germane to county governments; and we inform our membership and the public at large on issues of importance to county governments.

We educate, train and provide research on public policy to federal, state and local officials and to the membership on issues important to counties. We advocate for our 62 counties, including the City of New York, to the legislative and executive branches of government at the state and federal levels.

NYSAC is the voice of New York's county governments and taxpayers.

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Fall 2015 Resolutions

County delegates from across the state passed 40 resolutions within 12 issue areas at the September Fall Seminar. The full resolution packet is available here.

Report: Counties and Medical Marijuana

The Compassionate Care Act is designed to relieve pain and suffering from those who are suffering serious disease, while providing restrictions that protect the public. Read the report.

101 Ways Counties Serve New York

Did you know that in New York State, counties

were first established in 1683, more than 100 years before New York became a state; and today we work to protect the health, safety and welfare of New Yorkers through the passage of local laws, resolutions and ordinances.  Read 101 Ways.

A Toolkit for Government Efficiency

Permanent property tax relief requires reforms to the state mandates and policies that have made New Yorkers some of the highest taxed citizens in the nation. In the meantime, county and local leaders are developing shared service programs and efficiency initiatives to stabilize property taxes. Learn more.

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Your Voice for County Government

NYSAC amplifies the voices of county officials and taxpayers in Albany, Washington D.C. and throughout the state. Read Your County Voice for a full overview of NYSAC's role and function.

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Counties Promote Organ Donation

Counties across NYS are adopting resolutions in support of organ donor registration. Learn more.

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Funding 9-1-1 Services

Counties are planning for investments in emergency communications systems. This report outlines the challenges of providing 9-1-1 services, and proposes several policy solutions. Read the full report.

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2015 County Directory