Latest Updates

County Executive Pat Ryan Announces Ulster County has earned Silver-level Recertification, the Highest Level of Recognition, in the DEC’s Climate Smart Communities Program

As a Certified ‘Climate Smart’ community, Ulster County is a model for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and building local climate resilience In April, Ulster County became the first County in New York State and among the first in the nation to release a comprehensive Green New Deal plan KINGSTON, N.Y. – Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan […]

County Executive Pat Ryan Announces The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) Is Now Available

The program will provide rental assistance to eligible Ulster County households  KINGSTON, N.Y. – Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan announced that rent relief for tenants and landlords is available in Ulster County through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) through the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA).  This program makes up […]

Calling it the Duty of All Americans to Get Vaccinated, 102-Year-Old WWII Veteran Stars in Ulster County Vaccine PSA

Bill Swetow, who joined the Army after the attacks on Pearl Harbor, says 75 years after WWII we are at another moment where we need every American to join the fight against COVID-19   Kingston, NY – Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan today announced the release of a new COVID-19 vaccine PSA featuring 102-year-old WWII Army Veteran […]

County Executive Ryan Signs Resolution Authorizing the County to Accept $34.49 Million in Federal Funding

County Executive Ryan calls for an Equitable Economic Recovery, focused on housing, mental health, and aiding small businesses to emerge from the pandemic stronger and more resilient  County Executive Ryan announces a series of public hearings and an online survey to engage the public on how the County can utilize the funds to best serve […]

County Executive and Legislature Form The Ulster County Recovery and Resilience Working Group

The working group will establish high level priorities and goals to best utilize forthcoming federal relief funds, ensuring the County emerges from the pandemic stronger and more equitable The Working Group will engage with the public directly to help inform investment priorities, and anticipates a draft plan to be submitted to the Legislature for review […]

County Executive Pat Ryan Announces Ulster County Will Host an Outdoor Summer Event Series at Enterprise West

Ulster County is collaborating with the newly-established arts organization, BLUEprint and is planning to bring outdoor concerts and an outdoor movie series to residents  BLUEprint is a collective of local artists, musicians, and designers who have previously established successful festivals in the Hudson Valley, including the O+ Festival.    ULSTER, NY – Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan […]

Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan Announces the County Will Save $4 Million Dollars Over the Next Nine Years from Refunding Bonds

The savings are due to strong financial management and will result in $400,000 in savings this year alone  In November, despite the pandemic, S&P reaffirmed the county’s strong fiscal responsibility and ability to respond to the economic impacts of COVID-19 crisis KINGSTON, N.Y. – Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan announced today that due to strong financial […]

Ulster County Executive Ryan Announces That Residents Have Started to Receive Their First Checks Through Ulster County’s UBI Pilot Program

Ulster County is the first county in the country to undertake a large-scale guaranteed income pilot program Participants have reported that funds will be used for critical needs such as medical expenses, paying down student debt, and looking to become first-time home buyers KINGSTON, N.Y. – Ulster County Executive Ryan announced today that the first round […]

Statement from Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan on NYS Adopting CDC’s Recommendations on Mask Guidelines

Yesterday, County Executive Pat Ryan joined five other County Executive’s in urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to adopt the CDC’s guidance and allow fully vaccinated residents to return to normalcy and discard masks and the need for social distancing outdoors and in most indoors settings. “I applaud and support the decision by New York State to […]