Ontario County Chairman Jack Marren was elected to serve a full term as president of the New York State Association of Counties. Since January, Marren has been fulfilling the unexpired presidential term of the Hon. Scott Samuelson and will now embark on his own full term as president. The election was held at the county leaders meeting that concluded NYSAC’s first ever virtual fall seminar.
Organized in 1925, NYSAC is the only statewide municipal association representing the interests of all of the state’s elected and appointed county leaders, including county executives, legislators, supervisors, administrators, commissioners and other of county officials who deliver county services.
NYSAC is a bipartisan organization, with a mission to inform, educate, advocate for, and serve member counties from across the state’s 57 counties and the City of New York with its five boroughs.
“I am deeply honored and humbled to be elected by my peers to continue serving our great association during this critical time,” Marren said. “As local governments across the state face unprecedented challenges from the coronavirus pandemic, it is more critical than ever for counties to have a strong and unified voice, and I look forward to leading that effort.”
NYSAC represents counties before federal and state officials and works to inform county officials through conferences, workshops, research reports, and a range of publications. The association also advocates against costly unfunded state mandates that tend to drive up local taxes.
"It is a great privilege to have Chairman Jack Marren return to a role he has filled so masterfully during this extraordinary time. Nearly a year ago, when Chairman Marren stepped up to fill an unexpired term as NYSAC president, no one could have imagined the challenges our state and nation would face during his tenure. As it turned out, fate could not have chosen a better leader to unite and guide our association through some of the greatest challenges New York has seen in generations," NYSAC Executive Director Stephen J. Acquario said.