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Feb. 27, 2017

Oswego County Legislator Terry Wilbur Receives Honors for Completing County Government Institute

ALBANY, NY - Oswego County Legislator Terry Wilbur, District 21, Hannibal, was recently honored by the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) for graduating from the NYSAC County Government Institute. The ceremony was held at the NYSAC Legislative Conference in Albany.

The NYSAC County Government Institute is an educational program established in conjunction with Cornell University. The Institute provides an educational program for county elected and appointed officials, to enhance the knowledge, skills and abilities of county officials. For more information, visit www.nysac.org.

Wilbur is entering his eighth year as a County Legislator representing the Towns of Hannibal and Oswego. He is also active throughout the community in several organizations.

"The NYSAC County Government Institute has given me the knowledge and tools to better represent my constituents in the Legislature," Wilbur said of the program.

"The Institute's vigorous curriculum prepares county leaders with the skills and knowledge necessary to meet the increasing demands of local government leadership now and in the future," said NYSAC Executive Director Stephen J. Acquario.

William E. Cherry, NYSAC President and Schoharie County Treasurer agrees. "The County Government Institute equips county officials with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to address the challenges and opportunities of leadership, and to engage in civil dialogue with constituents as well as fellow leaders."

The County Government Institute's comprehensive curriculum includes extensive course work on government ethics, building consensus in a political environment, principles of county budget and finance, and public sector labor/management relations. The courses are supplemented with electives, training sessions, and continuing education courses designed to support county leaders in serving their constituents.

The New York State Association of Counties is a bipartisan municipal association serving the 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.

NYSAC County Government Institute graduates pose following their graduation ceremony Jan. 31 in Albany. From left are NYSAC President William Cherry, Oswego County Legislator Terry Wilbur, Orleans County Legislator Ken DeRoller, Monroe County Legislator George Hebert, Chemung County Legislator Paul Collins, Genesee County Assistant Manager Matthew Landers, and NYSAC Executive Director Stephen Acquario.

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