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December 22, 2011      

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William R. Steinhaus, County Executive
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Steinhaus Honored by County Legislature

 

Poughkeepsie… The Dutchess County Legislature honored Dutchess County Executive William R. Steinhaus on Monday evening to thank him for his years of dedicated service to Dutchess County residents.   County Executive Steinhaus will be ending his fifth, four year term as Dutchess County Executive on December 31, 2011.

Dutchess County Legislature Chairman Robert Rolison presented County Executive Steinhaus with plaque of appreciation from the Dutchess County Legislature and said, “There is so much you have done for this county and its citizens.   You have made your mark on Dutchess County and it was been a good era thanks to your leadership. It has been an honor to serve with you and we will miss you.”

County Executive Steinhaus reflected back on many, many of the successes achieved working in partnership and collaboration with the County Legislature over the past twenty years.

“It is easy to focus on our differences, but that is not where our focus should be,” said County Executive Steinhaus.  “Let us look back at what we have achieved and accomplished, working together, over the past twenty years.”    The County Executive went on to list a small snapshot of the programs and projects that have been a result of the partnership between the Legislative and Executive branches of Dutchess County Government including:


  • Capital projects such as the Family Court Building, the Eastern Dutchess Government Center, Dutchess Stadium, 911 Communication Centers and many others.
  • Nationally recognized technology advancements
  • Award winning senior programs including summer picnics and exercise programs
  • Public Health initiatives that have earned national awards.
  • Domestic Violence Programs
  • Criminal Justice Council
  • And many more.

“Democracy works… not because of our differences; democracy works because we embrace each other and do what is best for the residents of our county,” said Steinhaus.

The Dutchess County Legislature presentation to County Executive Steinhaus can be viewed online at http://www.co.dutchess.ny.us/CountyGov/Departments/Legislature/CLindex.htm.   Choose the “View Meetings of the Legislature” option in the center of the page to be directed to the video archives of the Legislature’s board and committee meetings.    On the left side menu, choose December 19th Board meeting.   Presentation begins approximately the 12:30 mark.

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