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Publish Date: 6/5/2014

Release: Legislator Weitz to represent Montgomery County at State level as Vice Chair on NYSAC Committee

Legislator Ryan Weitz to represent Montgomery County at State level

FONDA - District 4 Legislator Ryan Weitz has been appointed by the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) to serve as Vice Chair on the Economic Development, Environment and Rural Affairs Standing Committee. "In a few short months, Ryan has emerged as a hard worker who is committed to serving the people of the County," said Montgomery County Executive Matt Ossenfort. "I continue to look forward to working together with him."

Weitz is a recent graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, earning a degree in civil engineering. He represents District 4, which includes the Towns of Glen and Charleston and part of the Town of Mohawk, as well as the Villages of Fonda and Fultonville. Weitz is the Chairman of the County's Education and Government Committee and also is a member of the Economic Development/Planning, Physical Services, Personnel and Budget & Finance committees.

"It's really a great honor and privilege to receive this appointment from NYSAC," Weitz said. "I'm looking forward to bringing Montgomery County's interests to the table, so they can be addressed at the State and Federal level."

Weitz, 22, who is the youngest official in Montgomery County government, is also the Historian in the Village of Fultonville, a title he's held for seven years, since he was just 15.

"Ryan's experience and knowledge will add to the quality of our deliberations," said Mark R. Alger, NYSAC President. "NYSAC's standing committees play an important role in helping us shape our policies and positions on legislative issues."

Weitz will take part in the Fall Seminar meetings, which will take place, in Buffalo, in September.