Thursday, January 28, 2016

Hundreds of County Officials Due in Albany Next Week

Next week, over 700 county officials from throughout New York State will convene in Albany to discuss matters ranging from the State budget and its impact on local government, renewable energy, the heroin epidemic, Uber and Airbnb, indigent defense, drones, broadband, body cameras, food waste recovery, and raising the age of criminal responsibility.
These are just some of the issues and training opportunities that will bring hundreds of county officials to Albany next week for the 2016 Legislative Conference, hosted by the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC).
"In this time of change for county governments, our members are eager to come together to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing our communities. County officials are engaged in the State legislative process and are ready to partner with State lawmakers to bring about positive change for New York State's taxpayers," said NYSAC President William Cherry, Schoharie County Treasurer.

NYSAC Legislative Conference runs February 1 - 3
at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer: Keynote address to county leaders, Opening Luncheon, Monday 2/1 at 1:00 p.m., King Street Ballroom

On the Front Lines of PTSD - Cattaraugus County Sheriff Tim Whitcomb: Monday 2/1 at 2:00 p.m., High Street 24.

Audrey Zibelman, Commissioner, NYS Public Service Commission: Legislative Luncheon, Tuesday 2/2 at 12:00 pm, King Street Ballroom

Women's Leadership Roundtable, hosted by Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul: Tuesday, 2/2 at 2:00 p.m. in Fort Orange 5

Heroin Report for NY Counties: Tuesday, 2/2 at 2:00 p.m. in Fort Orange 9