Oswego County’s Louella LeClair Receives Honors for Completing County Government Institute

FULTON, NY – Louella LeClair, an Oswego County Legislator, will be honored next week by the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) for graduating from the NYSAC Dennis A. Pelletier County Government Institute.

The ceremony will be held on September 26 at the 2013 NYSAC Fall Seminar in Saratoga.

The NYSAC Pelletier County Government Institute is an educational program established by NYSAC 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.

The Institute allows the public officials to engage in informed, constructive and civil discussions on the current challenges they face as public servants. For more information, visit www.nysac.org

“The Pelletier Institute’s vigorous curriculum prepares county leaders with the skills and knowledge necessary to meet the intense demands of local government leadership today,” said NYSAC Executive Director Stephen J. Acquario.

Ed Diana, President of NYSAC and Orange County Executive agrees.

“County officials who graduate from the Pelletier Institute are equipped with the tools necessary to make the most of the challenges and opportunities of leadership, and are more effective in serving the public,” he said.

LeClair is an Oswego County Legislator serving constituents in the city of Fulton. She is the chairwoman of Economic Development, Tourism and Planning.

She is passionate about seeing the county’s resources developed to grow its economy and bring tourists to fish, hunt, experience our rich history, snowmobile, and enjoy the beauty of Lake Ontario.

LeClair also serves on Finance and Personnel, the last committee before legislation is sent to the floor.

Her main concerns are giving the departments what they need while keeping the taxes low to help the residents.

“The Dennis Pelletier County Government Institute courses have been an invaluable resource to learn all aspects of county government.  I will continue to take advantage of the courses offered in the future,” she said.

The 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 to the absolute best of their ability.

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.