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Dutchess County Shared Service Initiatives
... working together to provide savings to our taxpayers

For more information about our Shared Services:
    Chris Barclay, OCIS Director of Central Services and
             Shared Services Coordinator
    27 High St, Poughkeepsie NY 12601
   (845) 486-2450 or

Please take the opportunity to read about our more than 30 shared services, on the tabs to the left, from a broad range of County departments services.

County Executive, Marcus J. Molinaro, continues to focus on shared services and consolidation initiatives. His 2014 State of the County Address further expresses this earnest effort.

Under the direction of the County Executive, the Office of Central and Information Services (OCIS) continues to identify and expand shared services with municipalities, special districts, and other counties. These shared services provide an opportunity for local governments and qualifying agencies to work together to deliver public services to our residents more efficiently- while at the same time having a positive fiscal impact. The concept of shared services is a simple one: cost savings achieved through collaboration and economies of scale.

Watch what County Executive Molinaro has to say about Savings through Shared Services at a 2014 Budget outreach Town Hall meeting in Rhinebeck.


2014 County-Sponsored Shared Services Summit: On October 15, 2014, more than 100 local, county and state officials participated in workshops and panel discussions about potential shared services or consolidation opportunities in areas such as: highway, community planning and infrastructure; public safety and emergency services; and municipal operating services such as IT, planning and purchasing. Read more about the Summit below.

Summit Workshop Presentations

Click on the icons below to access PDF versions of presentations:


    $2 Million Municipal Consolidation and Shared Services Program: Dutchess County created the Municipal Consolidation and Shared Services Grant Program to incentivize municipal projects that consolidate services, produce shared services, and/or offer other efficiency improvements

New for 2014 and 2015 – IT Computer Shared Services
The County is pleased to add new IT Computer shared services in 2014 and 2015. This provides the opportunity for municipalities to participate in a range of Computer Services from Office of Central and Information Services (OCIS).





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