Castiglia Receives Honors for Completing County Government Institute

FULTON, NY – Frank Castiglia Jr, Oswego County Legislator, will be honored next week by the New York State Association of Counties for graduating from the NYSAC Pelletier County Government Institute.

The ceremony will be held on September 22, at the 2015 NYSAC Fall Seminar in Lake Placid.

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.

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Castiglia has served Oswego County’s 25th District since 2014.

He is a graduate of Central City Business Institute and New Hampshire College where he earned his degree in Business Education.

Prior to serving in county government, Castiglia worked as an educator at the Stratford Business Institute and as a supervisor for UTC.

“The institute’s vigorous curriculum prepares county leaders with the skills and knowledge necessary to meet the increasing demands of local government leadership in 2015 and beyond,” said NYSAC Executive Director Stephen J. Acquario.

Anthony Picente, president of NYSAC and Oneida County Executive 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,” he said.

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 Pelletier Institute program is a must for all county legislators and should be required during your first term in office,” Castiglia said of the program.

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.