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News Release    

June 20, 2005      


County Executive Unanimously Voted to Serve as State's Representative to National Association of Counties Board of Directors

Dutchess County Executive William R. Steinhaus has been unanimously selected to serve on the National Association of Counties (NACo) Board of Directors to represent the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC).

County Executive Steinhaus said, “It is important to have exposure to issues and policies facing other county governments both in our home state and nationally. This opportunity allows me to do that and be a part of bringing issues to the forefront at a national level that affect the future of all counties. I am pleased to have been voted in for another term on NACo’s Board of Directors.”

“On behalf of NYSAC, we are pleased to have William Steinhaus continue to represent New York State counties at the national level through NACo. In addition to his role as County Executive, Bill has served as NYSAC president and brings a wealth of county government experience and expertise to Washington,” said NYSAC Executive Director Stephen J. Acquario.

The NACo Board of Directors are elected and appointed county officials from active member counties or designated officials and are nominated at the Annual Conference to serve on the Board. The role of the board of directors is to: supervise, manage and control the business and property of the association, determine NACo's mission as identified by the members, monitor NACo's success in fulfilling its mission, ensure that NACo will be able to continue to fulfill its mission.

“We congratulate County Executive Steinhaus and thank him for continuing to serve us well on the NACo board. His institutional governmental knowledge will lend itself well in shaping county policy at the federal level,” said Rocco J. DiVeronica, NYSAC President and Chair of the Madison County Board of Supervisors.

The 2005/2006 NACo Board of Directors term represents Mr. Steinhaus’ second term on the Board.



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