County Conversations
Virtual Emergency Room - There’s an App for That

Virtual Emergency Room - There’s an App for That

November 22, 2019

Guests Steven McLaughlin – Rensselaer County Executive

James Gordon – Director of Central Services, Rensselaer County

NYSAC Hosts Stephen Acquario – Executive Director

Kate Pierce - Multimedia Specialist

ER Anywhere is an online platform for Medicaid recipients to contact emergency room doctors through their phone, tablet or computer. Tune in for a closer look in this episode of County Conversations.

County Sales Tax 101

County Sales Tax 101

October 31, 2019

Guest Dave Lucas - NYSAC Director of Finance and Intergovernmental Affairs

Host Kate Pierce - NYSAC Multimedia Specialist

This episode of County Conversations highlights what county leaders need to know about sales taxes. Since 2009, Dave has been the lead advocate for all things dealing with county taxation and finance, including the State Budget, Medicaid, and state and local revenue issues including home rule.

Offering a Hand Up - Alternative to Panhandling

Offering a Hand Up - Alternative to Panhandling

September 5, 2019

Guest J. Ryan McMahon - Onondaga County Executive

Host Stephen Acquario- NYSAC Executive Director

The Hire Ground Workforce Development Program in Central NY is featured on this episode of County Conversations. The program, partnering with My Father's Kitchen, provides public work projects as an alternative to panhandling.

 

Powering Employment Through Purchasing

Powering Employment Through Purchasing

August 20, 2019

Guest Maureen O’Brien - President & CEO of the New York State Industries for the Disabled

Host Stephen Acquario- NYSAC Executive Director

This episode features a conversation about county involvement with NYSID, through purchasing goods and services which advance employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

Deconstructing the Prison Pipeline: Workshop Teaser

Deconstructing the Prison Pipeline: Workshop Teaser

August 14, 2019

Guest:  Dr. Errol D. Toulon, Jr - Suffolk County Sheriff

Host:  Stephen Acquario- NYSAC Executive Director

This episode discusses the Suffolk County community based task force focused on seeking solutions to juvenile crime. The program will be featured in a workshop at NYSAC's Fall Seminar. View the conference flyer and registration information here. 

Recycling and Impact on Counties

Recycling and Impact on Counties

September 17, 2018

This podcast features representatives from New York counties at a DEC Stakeholders Meeting concerning recycling.

Guests include: Susan McIntyre of Delaware County Larry Legault of St. Lawrence County Jeff Edwards of Schenectady County Debbie Jackson of the NYS Association of Reduction Reuse and Recycling Gregory Earnst of Cortland County Jolene Reyes of Columbia County Stephen Acquario, Executive Director of the NYS Association of Counties

For more information about the New York State Association of Counties, visit www.nysac.org

Music: "Make Your Dream a Reality" by Scott Holmes www.scottholmesmusic.com

Raise the Age Webinar

Raise the Age Webinar

August 7, 2018

This podcast features a selection from the July 24th NYSAC Webinar - Raise the Age Update on State Implementation Efforts

View the entire webinar at the following link: https://youtu.be/_U1A4AKb5a4

For more resources serving county government in New York State, visit nysac.org

Integrity and the Law of Small Things

Integrity and the Law of Small Things

July 19, 2018

This podcast features an interview about integrity - what it is, how it can be taught and practiced, and what that means for government officials.

Guests for the program include: Stephen Acquario, Executive Director of the New York State Association of Counties and Stuart Brody, founder of Integrity Intensive.

Brody's book "The Law of Small Things: Creating a Habit of Integrity in a Culture of Mistrust" will be published in January, 2019.

For more information about the New York State Association of Counties, visit www.nysac.org

Music: "Make Your Dream a Reality" by Scott Holmes www.scottholmesmusic.com

See the Signs, Save a Life Conversation

See the Signs, Save a Life Conversation

July 9, 2018

ny. seethesignssavealife.org

This podcast features a conversation about the See the Signs Save a Life Campaign, with raises awareness for signs of opioid addiction through a partnership with the NYS Association of County Coroners and Medical Examiners and the NYS Association of Counties.

Guests include: Stephen Acquario - Executive Director of the NYS Association of Counties, and Scott Schmidt - President of the NYS Association of County Coroners and Medical Examiners.

For more information about the New York State Association of Counties, visit www.nysac.org

Music: "Make Your Dream a Reality" by Scott Holmes www.scottholmesmusic.com

Funding for County Jail Substance Abuse Services

Funding for County Jail Substance Abuse Services

June 21, 2018

This podcast features a press conference on June 19th concerning funding for county jail-based substance abuse treatment services.

Guests include: Stephen Acquario - Executive Director of the NYS Association of Counties, Senator George Amedore, Senator Chris Jacobs, Kelly Hansen, the Executive Director of the New York State Conference of Local Mental Hygiene Directors, Sheriff Craig Apple of Albany County, and Senator Fred Akshar

For more information about the New York State Association of Counties, visit www.nysac.org

Music: "Make Your Dream a Reality" by Scott Holmes www.scottholmesmusic.com