Orange County Executive Neuhaus Presented with Award for Public Service
The Executive Director Award for Public Service was awarded at NYSAC's Fall Seminar this week.
The New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) presented Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus with the Executive Director Award for Public Service this week at its Fall Seminar held at Resorts World Catskills in Monticello, NY.
The Award for Public Service recognizes leaders who make outstanding contributions to county governments in New York State. NYSAC Executive Director Stephen J. Acquario said that Neuhaus was selected for his commitment and service to both Orange County and our country.
“Public service comes in many ways and County Executive Neuhaus has demonstrated that in Orange County and while serving our country abroad,” Acquario said. “Time and again County Executive Neuhaus has demonstrated his commitment to the residents of Orange County. He is respected by his peers in New York State, earning a reputation for his hard work and his hands-on approach to getting things done. County Executive Neuhaus has made Orange County a leader in economic development and tourism, while strengthening the County's infrastructure. We are proud to honor County Executive Neuhaus and show our appreciation for all of his efforts.”
Neuhaus serves in the U.S. Navy Reserves as a Lieutenant Commander, assigned to a Naval Special Operations Team. He was deployed on active duty orders from November of last year until late-June, serving with the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force. Neuhaus spent the majority of his deployment in various locations throughout Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the U.S. Military Campaign against ISIS.
Neuhaus is Orange County's sixth County Executive since the office was established in 1970. As County Executive, Neuhaus has focused on revitalizing Orange County's economic development, enhancing its public health and safety, while improving its infrastructure and stabilizing its budget.
“Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus is a public servant in its truest sense. From his shared services initiative and controlling property taxes, to taking on the opioid crisis, he fights for the people and what he believes in,” said Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy. “As a Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy Reserves, Steve left the comfort of his home without a second thought to serve our country. Beyond that, he is someone I'm proud to call a friend, and I don't know anyone else more deserving of this award.”
A life-long Orange County resident and the son of immigrants, Neuhaus was sworn into office on January 1, 2014 after having served as the Town of Chester's Supervisor for six years. He was re-elected for a second four-year term as County Executive in November of 2017.
“I'm humbled to receive this award from NYSAC,” Neuhaus said. “It's been a pleasure working with Executive Director Steve Acquario and his staff. I consider NYSAC a partner and look forward to continuing to work with Steve and NYSAC on initiatives that will benefit Orange County's taxpayers. I appreciate the recognition and I'm grateful to the important work that NYSAC does."
NYSAC was established by county officials in 1925. Its mission is to represent, educate, advocate for, and serve New York's counties and the thousands of elected and appointed county officials who serve the public. NYSAC, a bipartisan organization, is governed by a 15-member Board of Directors, composed of county officials representing New York's 12 Judicial Districts.
|The New York State Association of Counties is a bipartisan municipal association serving all 62 counties of New York State, including the City of New York.
Organized in 1925, NYSAC's mission is to represent, educate, serve and advocate for member counties and the thousands of elected and appointed county officials who serve the public.
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