Municipal government

Byrne launches city government tour looking for new best practices and ideas to improve county government

Recognizing that there is still an election for Putnam County Executive in November, but also fully appreciating the opportunity presented by the lack of opponent, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne announced his intention to visit, speak and visit a multitude county and local government offices inside and outside of Putnam County to solicit additional ideas and best practices.

“The size of Putnam County and its proximity to New York City has always placed us in a particularly unique position. situation,” Byrne said. “That’s part of what makes this area so appealing to so many people, but it’s also often comes with additional bureaucratic hurdles from outside agencies like the DEC. We should never whether this or anything else stops us from looking for new, better and more cost effective ways to deliver quality services to our residents.

Byrne has previously met with Steve Acquario, executive director of the New York State Association of Countys (NYSAC) at an “extraordinary” special legislative session in Albany and most recently on tour the Crisis Stabilization Center in Dutchess County along with many other senior county officials, including tHe chaired the Putnam County Legislative Health Committee, Amy Sayegh.

Other planned visits include meetings with senior officials and visits to facilities in some of the regions in the region. surrounding counties as well as other larger municipal governments in other states associated with the American City & County Exchange (ACCE), a subsidiary of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) where Byrne is currently President of New York State.

“We have a tremendous opportunity to do something that no other Putnam County executive candidate did,” Byrne said. “We can spend the months leading up to November not just focusing on politics, but on fact-gathering, planning and preparing to ensure we have the tools to lead Putnam County towards a brighter, brighter future in 2023.”

Kevin Byrne is the Republican and Conservative Party’s unopposed nominee for Putnam County Executive and is the current New York State Assemblyman for the 94th Assembly District representing parts of Putnam and North Westchester. He is the Ranking Member of the Health Assembly Committee and chairs the Program Committee of the Assembly’s Minority Conference.

He previously worked in healthcare administration with New York’s largest private multi-specialty medical group.

He has also served as regional director of the American Heart Association, deputy district director of fformer Congresswoman Nan Hayworth, a member of the Putnam Valley Town Planning Board, and was emergency medical technician for Westchester EMS as well as the Kent Volunteer Fire Department where he served three terms as president.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Scranton and a Masters of Public Administration from Marist College.

Kevin Byrne is a permanent resident of Putnam County and resides in Mahopac with his wife, Briana (Messina) Byrne and their young son Braeden.

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