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February 13, 2009

Commissioner Frances Lanigan inducted as President of the NYPWA

The New York Public Welfare Association
Contact: NYPWA 518-465-9305

Frances V. Lanigan was recently inducted as President of The New York Public Welfare Association in the presence of 500 participants at the association’s winter conference in Albany. Lanigan is the Commissioner of Social Services for Oswego County, a position she has held since August 14, 2003.

The New York Public Welfare Association (NYPWA) represents New York State’s 58 local departments of social services. The NYPWA is an influential leader in social welfare policy development and implementation. The mission of the association is to improve the quality and effectiveness of social welfare policy so that it is accountable to taxpayers and protective of vulnerable people.

“I’m honored to serve as president of the NYPWA. In my years on the association’s executive committee, we have worked on a variety of issues ranging from welfare reform, employment initiatives, children’s health care and funding for services to prevent child abuse,” Lanigan said. “The NYPWA is a way for local districts to make their voices heard in Albany both on behalf of those in need of services and for local taxpayers. I look forward to leading the effort to continue that mission.”

Lanigan will serve as president for a one-year term.

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