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This podcast is brought to you by the New York State Association of Counties, a bipartisan municipal association serving all 62 counties in the state. Tune in for insightful interviews on county concerns.

Also available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts.

County Conversations NYS Association of Counties

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This podcast is brought to you by the New York State Association of Counties, a bipartisan municipal association serving all 62 counties in the state. Tune in for insightful interviews on county concerns.

Also available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts.

    Delivering Mental Health Services in Rural NY

    Delivering Mental Health Services in Rural NY

    This episode features a conversation on providing mental health services in a rural community. NYSAC’s Multimedia Specialist Kate Pierce-Nimz is joined by Sarah Nies, , Director of the Schoharie County Office of Community Services, and Co-Chair of CLMHD’s Mental Health Committee.

    • 27 min
    Building a Work Ready County Workforce

    Building a Work Ready County Workforce

    This episode focuses on workforce development initiatives in Oswego County, including becoming the first county in the Northeastern United States to achieve the designation of a Work Ready Community. Joining NYSAC’s Multimedia Specialist Kate Pierce-Nimz is Rachel Pierce, Director of Oswego County’s Department of Workforce Development, as well as County Administrator Philip Church.

    • 21 min
    Investing in Future Education with NY’s 529

    Investing in Future Education with NY’s 529

    This episode features a conversation on NY’s 529 College Savings Program. Joining NYSAC’s Executive Director Stephen Acquario is Steve Tommasone from Ascensus Broker Dealer Services, LLC the Program Manager for NY’s 529. Many NY counties provide payroll deduction for employees to participate in this program. For more information on the program, visit www.nysaves.org

    • 22 min
    County Priorities for 2024 End of Session

    County Priorities for 2024 End of Session

    This episode features a conversation on efforts to advance county priorities coming up on the end of the state legislative session. You'll hear from Ryan Gregoire and Dave Lucas from NYSAC's Legislative team as they discuss NYSAC’s legislative program and key concerns on the horizon.  

    • 27 min
    Transformative Power of Artificial Intelligence

    Transformative Power of Artificial Intelligence

    This episode features a conversation on NACo’s Artificial Intelligence Exploratory Committee and considerations for county officials on this revolutionary technology. NYSAC’s Deputy Mark LaVigne is joined by Matt Chase, NACo’s Executive Director, Seamus Dowdall, NACo Associate Legislative Director, and Stephen Acquario, NYSAC’s Executive Director.  They discuss practical applications, policy considerations, and preparations for the integration of generative artificial intelligence in county government operations.

    • 28 min
    Payroll Fraud Prevention

    Payroll Fraud Prevention

    Ghost employees, fake reimbursements, and check theft – oh my! This episode features a conversation on prevention against payroll fraud. Joining NYSAC’s Director of Finance & Intergovernmental Affairs Dave Lucas is Karen Webber, Partner at the Bonadio Group.

    • 13 min

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