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County Wide Shared Services Initiative


The Governor and members of the State Legislature enacted a State Budget including a provision that mandates the County Executive lead a panel comprised of all city, town and village executives in the creation of a county-wide shared services property tax savings plan. The County has been tasked with developing a long-term property tax savings plan that includes initiatives, such as shared services, the elimination of duplicative services, consolidation, or other efficiency activities that will result in recurring property tax savings.

In Dutchess County we have already been working together to reduce the total cost of government. Since 2013, the County has allocated almost $7 million through the Municipal Innovation Grant Program specifically designed to incentivize municipalities to share services, evaluate consolidation opportunities, establish a regional delivery of services, and implement other efficiencies. However, there is always more we can do, and we are engaged in an effort to move forward with this imposed state directive. 

May 18th, 2017 – Presentation (.pdf)

June 1st, 2017 - Presentation (.pdf)

June 19th, 2017 - Presentation (.pdf)

For more information and guidance visit the NYS Department of State webpage

To submit a municipal led project/initiative for inclusion in the Tax Savings Plan, fill out the Project Template Form (.pdf) and submit it to by July 7th

Panel members can contact the County with questions or ideas at: 


Jessica White
Budget Director
Dutchess County Seal



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