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Restarting Dutchess Executive Teams

As part of “Restarting Dutchess,” County Executive Molinaro has established four executive-level teams – partnerships between Dutchess County Government leaders, members of the Dutchess County Legislature and several countywide elected officials – to guide the re-opening of the County’s economy as well as Dutchess County Government full operations and achieve maximum efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Local Governments Team - Led by County Executive Molinaro and County Legislators Randy Johnson and Dierdre Houston, the Local Governments Team is working with the County’s 30 municipalities as they devise and implement their respective plans for re-opening.
  • County Government Functions Team - Deputy County Executive William F.X. O’Neil, County Clerk Brad Kendall and County Legislature Assistant Majority Leader John Metzger will serve to assess Dutchess County Government departments’ current level of functionality during the pandemic and work toward the full operational restoration of County Government.
  • Economic Development Team - Assistant County Executive for Economic Development Ron Hicks, members of the Th!nk Dutchess Alliance for Business, and County Legislator Don Sagliano continue to provide local, state and federal updates and guidance about a phased re-opening of the local business community.
  • Fiscal/Financial Team -  Budget Director Jessica White, County Comptroller Robin Lois and County Legislator Will Truitt, Chairman of the County Legislature’s Budget, Finance and Personnel Committee, is reviewing the County’s finances moving forward following the pandemic, as well as possible state and federal assistance available to Dutchess County.