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Westchester County Board Confirms County Executive’s Appointees to the New Administration

1/19/2010 7:45:49 PM

 

 

(White Plains, NY) -- Tonight, during the regular business meeting, the Westchester County Board of Legislators several of County Executive Astorino’s appointees to serve as Commissioners and Acting Commissioners of various county agencies. Under the provision of the County Charter (Section 110.21), the Board of Legislators must confirm all appointments of the County Executive to head various agencies. 

 

“The Committees was very impressed with the caliber and experience of each appointee,” said Legislator John Nonna (D-Mount Pleasant), Chair of the Board’s Committee on Legislation, which – along with the Subcommittee on Appointments, chaired by Legislator Bill Burton (D-Ossining) – oversaw the review process. Following the Subcommittee’s recommendation, the nominations must be approved by the Committee on Legislation prior to a full Board vote. “We moved diligently to confirm these individuals and look forward to working with each appointee.”

 

The names confirmed during tonight’s meeting were:

 

  • County Attorney: Robert F. Meehan, resident of Hawthorne, appointment effective Jan. 1, 2010, serves at the pleasure of the County Executive.
  • Commission of Finance: Ann Marie Berg, resident of Ossining, appointment approved as of Jan. 3, 2010, serves at the pleasure of the County Executive
  • Industrial Development Agency (IDA): Kevin J. Plunkett, resident of Tarrytown, appointed Jan 5, 2010, as a member of the Westchester County Industrial Development Agency, serves at the pleasure of the County Executive.
  • Commissioner of Public Safety: George N. Longworth: resident of Katonah, appointed Jan. 1, 2010, serves at the pleasure of the County Executive.
  • Deputy County Executive:   Kevin J. Plunkett, resident of Tarrytown, appointed Jan. 1, 2010, serves at the pleasure of the County Executive.
  • Acting Commissioners:
    • Department of Human Resources: Edward Brancati, resident of Goldens Bridge, appointed Jan. 1, 2010, serves at the pleasure of the County Executive.
    • Department of Health: Dr. Patsy Yang, P.H., resident of New Rochelle, appointed Jan 1, 2010, serves at the pleasure of the County Executive. 
    • Department of Planning: Edward Burroughs, resident of South Salem, appointed Jan. 1.2010, serves at the pleasure of the County Executive.
    • Department of Public Works: John Hsu, resident of Fresh Meadows, NY, appointed Jan. 1, 2010, serves at the pleasure of the County Executive. 

“In accordance to the County Charter, the Board reviewed and deliberated over each nominee,” said County Board Chairman Ken Jenkins (D-Yonkers). “From the offset, this Board has been committed to moving quickly to confirm Mr. Astorino’s appointments, while following the Charter’s requirements. There are extremely pressing matters facing our county, and I’m confident that these individuals will bring the tenacity, professionalism and leadership needed to address these issues head on.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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