The County Legislature is the policy-making and appropriating body of County Government. It is presently comprised of 25 part-time Legislators, downsized from 35 as of January 1, 2004, who are elected from separate districts throughout the County. It has standing committees composed of its members, as well as advisory committees and boards with citizen participation.
The Clerk of the Legislature serves as the administrative arm of the County Legislature and she and her staff are the official link to all other departments in the County and the constituency at large. For information please call (845) 486-2100.
The Chairman of the County Legislature is elected annually from and by the membership, and presides over all full Legislative Meetings. To contact the Chairman please call (845) 486-2103.