NORWICH – Close to 1,000 attendees convened in Albany for a meeting that began Monday and Chenango County was the only one of 62 counties in New York not represented. The event ended today.
The conference, sponsored by the New York State Association of Counties, is touted as a way to represent, advocate for and educate elected and appointed officials. It features workshops and a lineup of speakers. This year’s presenters include Governor Eliot Spitzer, Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Minority Leader Malcolm Smith.
Chenango County was also absent at the association’s seminar held in the fall, NYSAC press spokesperson Mark LaVigne said.
Chenango County Board of Supervisors Chairman Richard B. Decker, R-N. Norwich, said Tuesday morning that while he knew about the upcoming conference, he “didn’t have the time to go.”