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Chuck Nesbitt becomes president of state-wide association next week

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 21 September 2018 at 1:48 pm

County chief administrative office officer will lead NYS Association of Counties

File Photo: Chuck Nesbitt, the Orleans County chief administrative officer, is pictured in June 2016 outside the Orleans County Clerk’s Building.

ROCHESTER – Next week county officials from across the state will meet in Rochester for the ‘fall seminar of the New York State Association of Counties.

One of the highlights of the meeting will be the swearing in of NYSAC’s new president for the upcoming year. Chuck Nesbitt, Orleans County’s chief administrative officer, will take the reins from MaryEllen Odell, the Putnam County Executive.

Nesbitt of Albion will be sworn in as NYSAC president at the Tuesday conference luncheon.

Nesbitt has been heavily involved in the organization in recent years as a member of the executive committee since 2016. He has been an at-large member of the NYSAC Board of Director since 2014. He was elected as the president of the NYS County Administrators’ Association in 2008.

NYSAC 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, advocate for, and serve member counties and the thousands of elected and appointed county officials who serve the public.

NYSAC has been an effective advocacy organization for counties, Nesbitt said, and the group values the opinions from counties of all sizes.

The conference next week will take place at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center and the Hyatt Regency Rochester, with an offsite special event planned for The Strong Museum.

Workshops at the conference will cover a range of issues, including the opioid crisis, drinking water safety, women in county government, climate resiliency, dispute resolution, sports gaming, and election cyber security.

As chief administrative officer in Orleans County, Nesbitt acts on behalf of the County Legislature and works closely with Orleans County Legislature Chairwoman Lynne Johnson to implement county policy and oversee the activities of all county departments. He also serves as the county’s budget officer.

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