White Plains, NY — Chair of the Westchester County Board of Legislators Benjamin Boykin was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) at the Association’s Annual Meeting in Sullivan County this week.

“We are fortunate to have Chairman Boykin’s leadership and perspective on the NYSAC Board of Directors,” said NYSAC’s newly-elected President Scott Samuelson, Sullivan County Legislator.

Ben is a financial executive with more than 40 years of professional experience. He has been a CPA for 46 years and is currently President of Ben Boykin & Associates, a financial consulting firm. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with a B.S. degree in Business Administration with an Accounting concentration. He received his MBA with distinction from the Kellogg Business School of Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

Ben was re-elected in November 2017 to his third term on the Westchester County Board of Legislators for District 5 (serving most of White Plains, all of Scarsdale and West Harrison). At the January 8, 2018 organization meeting of the Board of Legislators, he was elected Chairman of the Board.

Mr. Boykin has a long and distinguished career as a government leader and business executive. During his first term on the County Board, Boykin was Chair of the Appointments Committee, where he worked to increase the transparency of the County’s Ethics Board to ensure that its members were legally appointed and confirmed.

During his second term, Ben served as Chair of the Public Safety & Social Services Committee and served as Vice Chair of both the Budget & Appropriations Committee and the Appointments Committee. He was Co-Chair of the Minority Affairs Task Force. In addition, he has served on the Infrastructure, Legislation and Environment & Health Committees.

“I am very pleased to join the NYSAC Board of Directors, which has a commitment to working together in the best interest of the counties of New York,” said Boykin, “I look forward to working with my fellow board members on behalf of New York’s counties.”

"We are honored to have Chairman Boykin on the Board of Directors. His experience and guidance will be an asset to the Association as we continue to address the critical issues facing counties and property taxpayers across the state," said NYSAC Executive Director Stephen Acquario.

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