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Chairman Paddock completes NYSAC seminar

The chairman of the Yates County Legislature has been honored by the New York State Association of Counties for completing its County Government Institute.

Doug Paddock was recognized during a graduation ceremony Thursday at the NYSAC fall seminar in Sullivan County.

The institute’s educational program is a collaboration between NYSAC and Cornell University to provide training to county leaders. Curriculum includes required courses on building consensus, financial management, ethics, management, and the foundations of county government.

“The County Government Institute helped me to gain perspective on how to manage situations that occur within county government and to improve on processes and approaches to better serve our constituents,” Paddock said.

Paddock has been a member of the Yates County Legislature since 1988. He has chaired multiple legislative committees, including Human Services and Finance. He also chaired the ad hoc building committee that oversaw the $29.9 million design, construction and renovation of the county’s office building and courthouse in Penn Yan.

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