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TICONDEROGA - Essex County Treasurer Michael Diskin recently attended the 2010 National Association of County Collectors, Treasurers, and Finance Officers annual conference held in Washoe County, Nevada.

While there he was selected by his peers to become the 2nd Vice President of NACCTFO for 2010-2011. Diskin had been serving as Secretary for NACCTFO in 2009-2010.

Diskin, a Ticonderoga resident, has been the Essex County Treasurer since 1995. He has also held several offices in the New York State County Treasurers and Finance Officers Association, serving as Secretary, 2nd Vice President, 1st Vice President, and President of NYSCTFOA in 2002.

Diskin has been an active member of NACCTFO since 2002, when he attended his first NACCTFO Conference in New Orleans. Subsequently, he has attended annual conferences in Milwaukee; Phoenix; Chicago; Richmond, Va.; Kansas City; and Nashville, Tenn., in addition to this year's conference in Nevada. He has also attended the NACCTFO Legislative Conferences in Washington, D.C., each March from 2004 to 2010.

Diskin has received numerous certificates from NACCTFO's educational training partner, the University of Missouri at St. Louis (UMSL), for attendance at their educational training sessions. He has amassed 180 hours of continuing education in a wide variety of fields including finance, banking, employee relations, media relationship, and interpersonal skills. He has received all four levels of awards from UMSL, including the University of Missouri at St. Louis Chancellor's Certificates in Public Administration as a Government Finance Officer, Finance Executive, Finance Professional, and Finance Master.

Diskin has also served on several NACCTFO Committees and Sub-committees, including the Policies and Procedures and Legislative Committees. He has been a member of the NACCTFO Legislative Committee since 2004 and Chairperson of the Legislative Committee since 2006. In his capacity as Legislative Committee Chairperson he has been responsible for tracking and reporting back to the NACCTFO membership on legislation at the national level.

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