Founded in 1923 as the Empire State Automobile Merchants Association and renamed in 1943, the New York State Automobile Dealers Association actively represents approximately 1,000 franchised new car and truck dealers in New York State. The association is dedicated to providing the highest quality service in the areas of education, insurance and legislative and regulatory matters for New York dealers. NYSADA, the statewide advocate for franchised dealers, is committed to promoting and maintaining a competitive automotive industry for our members across the Empire State.
Located directly across the street from the New York State Capitol, NYSADA diligently advocates for the interests and concerns of its members with the state’s leaders. In fact, NYSADA hosts one of the legislative session’s largest and most highly regarded receptions for state leaders and regulators. NYSADA continually lobbies for your interests in the Senate and Assembly. We monitored nearly 500 legislative bills in 2010 NYSADA also advocates for dealer concerns to state agencies including the Departments of: Motor Vehicles, Taxation, Transportation, Banking, Insurance, Labor, Environmental Conservation and the Attorney General’s Office. Whether the issue is assuring fair compensation for dealer registration efforts, protection of the franchise relationship or the prevention of unwarranted interference in the sales process, NYSADA is there to represent dealer interests.
NYSADA provides ongoing active support, through our Political Action Committee, for elected officials that understand and are sympathetic to the needs of new car and truck dealers. NYSADA must continue to build and maintain the level of governmental support necessary to further the interests of franchised dealers. The Gold Club is a cornerstone of those efforts.
The Gold Club provides NYSADA and its members the opportunity to host or attend special events in which dealers can meet elected and appointed government officials. This helps to build mutual respect and understanding. When a legislative or regulatory issue may arise, NYSADA will then know the official, and the official will know NYSADA. Issues and points of view will be understood. More knowledge means better government.