County Executive Ryan and Sheriff Figueroa Announce Over One Million Dollars in Savings by Adjusting Jail Staff

New funding will allow Ulster County to increase funding to Mobile Mental Health Team Ulster County will allocate $900,000 to Mobile Mental Health and will dedicate full time social worker to Ulster County 911  Kingston, N.Y. – County Executive Pat Ryan and Sheriff Juan Figueroa have announced an agreement that will save taxpayers over $1 million […]

County Executive Ryan Announces Completion of New County Economic Development Strategy

Ulster 2040 Working Group’s Report Calls For Building “People-Centered Economy,” Targets Investments in Key Economic Clusters KINGSTON, NY – Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan announced today that Ulser 2040, a twelve-member group of business and community leaders from across the County, released their report. The findings, delivered a year after County Executive Ryan established the group, […]

Ulster County Executive Op-Ed: HealthAlliance Must Return Vital Mental-Health Services to Ulster County

KINGSTON, N.Y. – Today, Hudson Valley One published an op-ed(link is external) by County Executive Pat Ryan calling for HealthAlliance to return vital mental-health services to Ulster County. In May, County Executive Pat Ryan sent a letter to Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) / HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley in response to concerns regarding the removal of sixty behavioral […]

Ulster County Appoints Ruth Boyer as Public Defender

Extensive Career in Criminal and Family Law and as State Supreme Court Principal Law Clerk – Rated ‘Highly Qualified” by the Ulster County Bar Association KINGSTON, N.Y. – Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan today announced the nomination and appointment of Ruth Boyer – who spent nearly 15 years as an assistant and Senior Assistant Public Defender […]

County Executive Ryan Announces the Retirement of Director of Tourism Rick Remsnyder

Rick Remsnyder served as the Director of Tourism for 14-years; under his leadership the county’s tourism industry has grown dramatically, with more than 5.4 million visitors annually Kingston, N.Y. – County Executive Pat Ryan announces that after a distinguished career in public service, Director of Tourism Rick Remsnyder has announced his intention to retire. Remsnyder has […]

County Executive Ryan Announces Green Initiatives in 2021 Budget

County Executive Ryan announces a five-year $2.5 million capital plan to upgrade decades old HVAC equipment to increase energy efficiency and create long term savings  County Executive Ryan announces that Ulster County will start to see savings from solar projects through a community distributed generation project which will provide power for both Ulster County Government […]

County Executive Ryan and Sen. Metzger Announces $100,000 Grant Secured by Metzger for County Electric Bus Initiative

Secured by Senator Jen Metzger, this program grant funding will help the county’s overall fleet electrification initiatives and is a step towards County Executive Ryan’s goal of 100% renewable energy by 2030  KINGSTON, N.Y. – Ulster County Executive Ryan and Senator Jen Metzger (SD-42) announced today during a Facebook live briefing that Ulster County will be […]

County Executive Ryan Announces That Through Initiatives in the 2021 Budget, Over 50% of Ulster County’s Electricity Will be Produced by Locally Generated Renewable Energy Resources

Delivering on his “Big Five” priority of a Green New Deal for Ulster County, 2021 budget investments will put Ulster County ahead of schedule to meet County Executive Ryan’s goal of using 100% renewable electricity by 2030 County Executive Ryan will budget nearly $2.8 million to the Department of the Environment and green capital upgrades […]

Ulster County Executive Ryan Signs Consumer Protection Legislation

The new law will protect consumers from unfair trade practice and price gouging on any consumer goods or services within the County of Ulster during a declared emergency  KINGSTON, N.Y. – Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan signed into law a bill that will protect consumers from unfair trade practice and price gouging on any consumer goods […]

County Executive Ryan Announces That Over 2,000 Residents Have Recovered from COVID-19

Delivering on County Executive Ryan’s Big Five priority to make county government more responsive and responsible, Ulster County has led the way in responding to COVID-19 Since March over 80,000 coronavirus diagnostic tests have been issued in Ulster County The daily positive test rate has remained under 1.5% for 41 straight days  KINGSTON, N.Y. – Ulster […]