Thursday, September 21, 2017
Monticello, NY – Sullivan County Legislator Scott Samuelson was elected to the executive committee of the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) this month in Syracuse as part of the Association’s 2017 Annual Meeting.
NYSAC represents New York’s 57 counties and the City of New York in Albany and Washington on matters germane to county governments, and informs county officials and the public about issues that impact county governments across the state.
“NYSAC and Sullivan County have been well served by Scott’s role on the NYSAC Board of Directors,” said NYSAC President MaryEllen Odell. “His skills at facilitating the exchange of best practices, in Sullivan County and between counties across the state, are important to NYSAC’s mission.”
Legislator Samuelson has served Sullivan County’s 1st Legislative District since 2012, and was Chairman of the Legislative Board from 2012 through 2015. He has been on the NYSAC Board of Directors since 2015. Previously, Scott served as the president of the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce from 1998 until 2004. He has also served on the Board of Directors of Catskill Regional Medical Center, served as President of the Sullivan County Community College Dormitory Corporation, Treasurer of the Sullivan County REAP Board, ex officio member of the board of the Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development, was a founding member of the Sullivan County Business Association, the Bethel Business Association and most recently, the Bethel Council of the Arts.
The last Sullivan County official to be on the NYSAC Executive Committee was Chairman David Kaufman, who served as the NYSAC president in 1990-91.
"NYSAC is a great source of information for county and state officials, and they are strong advocates for local taxpayers,” said Legislator Samuelson. “I am honored to have been elected, and I look forward to bringing great ideas back to Sullivan County.”
"Scott has been valuable member of the Board of Directors, and I look forward to continuing to work with him as we work to revitalize upstate New York and strengthening the economic conditions of counties across the state,” said NYSAC Executive Director Stephen J. Acquario.
The New York State Association of Counties is a bipartisan municipal association serving all 62 counties of New York State including the City of New York. Organized in 1925, NYSAC’s mission is to represent, educate and advocate for member counties and the thousands of elected and appointed county officials who serve the public. To learn more, visit www.nysac.org.