Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell was elected Second Vice President of the New York State Association of Counties’ (NYSAC) at the Association’s recent Board of Directors meeting. Previously an at-large member of the Board of Directors, County Executive Odell will now hold a position on the executive committee.

Odell has served on the NYSAC board since 2013 and has served as Putnam County Executive since 2011. She has brought dedication to fiscal responsibility and economic development programs to her time in office, and to her role on the NYSAC board.

Immediately prior to her election as County Executive, Odell served as the New York State Senate’s Director of Veterans and Local Government Affairs. She also served for several years on the Putnam County Legislature.

“I look forward to continuing to advocate for all of New York’s counties in my new leadership role on the NYSAC board,” said Odell. “Counties deliver vital services to our residents, and NYSAC gives us a strong voice before the State and Federal government. I am proud to serve as second vice president of this important organization.”

“We are honored to have County Executive Odell in this leadership role. Her guidance and perspective as second vice president will be valuable to the Association as we continue to address the critical issues facing counties and property taxpayers across the state,” said NYSAC President Anthony Picente.

The New York State Association of Counties is a bipartisan municipal association serving all 62 counties of New York State including the City of New York. Organized in 1925, NYSAC’s mission is to represent, educate and advocate for member counties and the thousands of elected and appointed county officials who serve the public.