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Chuck Nesbitt picked to serve on board for association of counties

Posted 10 July 2015 at 12:00 am

File photo by Tom Rivers – Chuck Nesbitt, the Orleans County chief administrative officer, details the Orleans County budget during a public hearing in December 2013 at the County Courthouse.

Press Release
NYS Association of Counties

ALBANY – Chuck Nesbitt, Orleans County chief administrative officer, was named to the Board of Directors of the New York State Association of Counties earlier this week.

NYSAC represents New York’s 57 counties and New York City in Albany and Washington, D.C. on matters germane to county governments, and informs county officials and the public about issues that impact county governments across the state.

“We are pleased that Chuck has agreed to serve on the board of directors,” said NYSAC President Anthony J. Picente, Jr., the Oneida County Executive. “His experience with local government efficiency programs and economic development will add depth and expertise to a very active and committed board of directors.”

Nesbitt has served as the chief administrative officer for Orleans County since 2005. In his post, he oversees the day-to-day operations of the county government on behalf of the County Legislature, from budgeting to departmental oversight. Nesbitt also serves at the president of the NYS Association of County Administrators, which is an affiliate of NYSAC comprised of 33 county administrators and managers.

“I have worked with Chuck for many years and I welcome his wisdom and perspective on our board of directors as we continue to advocate for mandate relief, investments in local infrastructure, and a strong economic recovery,” said NYSAC Executive Director Stephen J. Acquario.

Prior to 2005, Chuck served as the state’s economic development specialist for the Finger Lakes Region, where he devised business incentives to retain and create jobs in the area.

“NYSAC is a strong county advocate and plays an important policy development role in Albany,” Nesbitt said. “I am happy to have this opportunity to serve the Association on the board. I look forward to sharing our experiences from Orleans County, and learn from the leaders of counties in other parts of the state.”