White Plains, NY — With the New York State Association of Counties holding its annual Legislative Conference in Albany this week, Board Chairwoman Catherine Borgia has been appointed to the Association's Women's Leadership Council, as well as to NYSAC's standing committees on Children with Special Needs and on Public Health & Mental Health.

The NYSAC Women’s Leadership Council is the only statewide organization that offers resources specifically for women in county government.

NYSAC’s standing committees play an important role in helping the organization shape policies and positions on legislative issues for counties across the state. 

Chairwoman Borgia (D - Cortlandt, Croton on Hudson, Ossining, Briarcliff Manor, Peekskill) said, "NYSAC is a powerful organization that does outstanding work advocating for New York's counties. It also provides an effective, non-partisan platform for county lawmakers from across the state to work cooperatively on issues that are important to all of us.  It's an honor to be asked to serve on committees that advocate for policies that impact lives -- whether that's advocating for early intervention services for children with special needs, or working on providing the necessary mental health resources for New Yorkers as we emerge from the COVID pandemic. And I'm so honored to be joining the Women's Advisory Council. From our Governor to our Attorney General to our State Senate Majority Leader to our leadership at the Westchester Board of Legislators, women are increasingly playing a leadership role in New York, and I'm looking forward to working with NYSAC to continue supporting women in office in New York's counties."