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County Legislature



Committee meetings will continue to commence at 5:30 pm.


The Dutchess County Legislature's mission through open and transparent government is to provide efficient, effective, and reliable resources to enhance the health, safety, and quality of life of the citizens of Dutchess County.

A message from Will Truitt, Chair


As the Chairman of the Dutchess County Legislature, I welcome you to our official webpage.  This site is designed to help you stay informed about your County Government. 

The County Legislature is the policy-making and appropriating body of County Government. The Legislature has the power to levy taxes, adopt the County Budget, make appropriations, and adopt local laws subject to approval by the County Executive. It is comprised of 25 part-time Legislators, who are elected from separate districts throughout the County for two-year terms. There are standing committees composed of its members, as well as advisory committees and boards with citizen participation. Continue to the Chair Page 


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Additional Contact Information

Leigh Wager Clerk 845-486-2100
Laura Phillips Deputy Clerk 845-486-2106
Benjamin Traudt Assistant to the Chairman 845-486-2103
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