Chautauqua County Sheriff Joseph Gerace was elected trustee of the executive committee of the New York State Sheriffs' Association at its 79th annual Winter Training Conference. New York State Lt. Gov. Robert J. Duffy swore in Sheriff Gerace. The New York State Sheriffs' Association Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation, formed in 1934, for the purpose of assisting sheriffs in the efficient and effective delivery of sheriffs' services to the public. It comprises all of the elected and appointed sheriffs of New York state.