Moody's, another credit rating house, gave the bonds an Aa1 rating, and also upgraded the outlook from "negative" to "stable."
Moody's praised the county for rebuilding reserves, having a "modest debt profile" and a relatively diverse economy. Likewise, Standard & Poor's highlighted the county's diverse economy, low debt and its "large, but manageable, capital plan."
Neuman was joined in New York by county budget officer John Hammond, county controller Richard Drain, Chief Administrative Officer Karen Cook and County Council Chairman Jerry Walker.
Neuman said the county executive and County Council were not represented at the bond rating meetings in past years.
"It was a show of force and support and a solid, interconnected team," Neuman said last week after returning from New York.