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Veterans Day: Orange County Executive Serves His County And His Country

As we recognize the service of our veterans and service men and women, NYSAC recognizes our member and Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus, who actively served both his country and his county last year.

Neuhaus has been in the U.S. Navy Reserves for 11 years, serving 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 most of his deployment in various locations throughout Iraq in Support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the U.S. Military Campaign against ISIS.

A life-long Orange County resident and the son of immigrants, Neuhaus was sworn in as County Executive 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.
Earlier this fall, the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) presented County Executive Neuhaus with its Executive Director Award for Public Service.

“Public service comes in many forms, and County Executive Neuhaus has demonstrated that in Orange County and while serving our country abroad,” NYSAC Executive Director Stephen Acquario said. “Time and again County Executive Neuhaus has demonstrated his commitment to the residents of Orange County and to the United States. 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.”

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.

On this Veterans Day, we thank County Executive Neuhaus for his service to his country and his community, and we honor all those who have served.
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Mark LaVigne

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