Ulster County Executive Michael Hein has been elected first vice president of the New York State County Executives Association. Hein was elected by his fellow county executives at the fall meeting of the New York State Association of Counties, which was held in Albany. He will serve a one-year term.
“As first vice president of the County Executives Association, I will continue to fight aggressively for mandate reform and property tax relief,” Hein said in a prepared statement on Tuesday. “I am privileged to serve in this capacity.”
New York State Association of Counties Executive Director Stephen J. Acquario said in a prepared statement:
“County Executive Hein’s leadership has been a tremendous asset to the County Executives Association. I look forward to working hand in hand with County Executive Hein in 2011 as we fight for all New York counties for the reform of the nine mandates that consume 90 percent of the county property tax levy.”
Hein, a Democrat, has been Ulster County executive since January 2009