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County Executive

Steven Bellone was sworn into office as Suffolk County Executive on January 1, 2012.  He is the 8th County Executive in County history.  He previously served as Babylon Town Supervisor from 2001-2011.

County Executive Bellone, who represents more than 1.5 million residents, has focused his efforts on saving taxpayer dollars through Government Reform, boosting Economic Development to create local and lasting Suffolk County jobs, improving Long Island’s Water Quality to protect the region’s water supply, and enhancing the Quality of Life of Suffolk residents by improving public safety and investing in County parks and roads.

Read the County Executive's Biography

Departments and Divisions under the County Executive

Office for the Aging

The Suffolk County Office for the Aging is the designated Area Agency on Aging under the Older Americans Act. For over 40 years, Suffolk County Office for the Aging has administered federal, state and county programs for persons 60 years of age and older.

Minority Affairs

The mission of Minority Affairs is to address the needs of African-American Advisory Board, Hispanic Advisory Board, Asian-American Advisory Board, Muslim-American Advisory Board, Jewish Advisory Board, and other minority residents of Suffolk County.

People with Disabilities

The primary mission of the Suffolk County Office of Handicapped Services is to work for the benefit of Suffolk County's 283,000 people with disabilities.

Veterans Service Agency

Suffolk County is home to the largest population of veterans in New York State, and has one of the largest veterans’ populations of any county in the United States. We take our responsibility seriously when it comes to providing services for those who have sacrificed and risked so much for this country.

Women's Services

The Office of Women’s Services is a county agency that serves women in all walks of life, at all times and passages in their lives. This is done through a number of services most are free and all are available to everyone.

Youth Bureau

The mission of the Suffolk County Youth Bureau is to successfully meet the needs of Suffolk County Youth, under the age of 21, by ensuring effective countywide planning, thoughtful development, and efficiency in the management of resources necessary to sustain the County’s youth service system.

Budget Office

The County Charter requires the County Executive to manage the entire budget- making procedure for Operating, Community College and Capital Budgets. The Operating Budget is the largest and most complex budget prepared by this division.

Intergovernmental Relations

The Division of Intergovernmental Relations serves primarily as the liaison between all levels of government on behalf of the County Executive. Intergovernmental Relations works to develop strong effective relationships with the Federal, State, County and Town governments to ensure that programs, grants, aid and other benefits are afforded to the residents of Suffolk County. Through this division, many local concerns are addressed and are often brought to the attention of our representatives at the State and Federal levels.

Stop-DWI

The Special Traffic Options Program for Driving While Intoxicated (STOP-DWI) is a comprehensive program designed specifically to reduce the incidence of alcohol-related traffic fatalities and injuries in New YorkState. County governments are empowered by state law to develop and implement a yearly plan of action that addresses impaired enforcement, prosecution, probation, rehabilitation, public information and education.

About Suffolk County

History

Suffolk County comprises 1000 square miles of eastern two-thirds of Long Island. Long Island itself extends 120 miles into the Atlantic Ocean, East from New York City. The distance from the Nassau County border to Montauk Point is 86 miles. At Suffolk County's widest point the distance from Long Island Sound to the southern shore is 26 miles.

Laws of Suffolk County

The Laws of Suffolk County, searchable and divided by chapter.

Suffolk County Judicial Facilities Agency

The Agency was created by Chapter 200 of the Law of 1999, State of N.Y. The Agency is a corporate governmental agency, constituting a public benefit corporation, duly created and is authorized to acquire, erect, build, alter, improve, extend, renovate the Cohalan Court Complex. The Agency is empowered to make contracts,and leases, borrow money, and issue special obligation bonds for all of these stated purposes.

County Executive News

County Executive Bellone Applauds the Suffolk County Legislature For Approving New PBA Deal and EMHP Contract

The PBA contract breaks the cycle of arbitration that has placed a heavy burden on Suffolk County taxpayers over the past 20 years. 

Suffolk County’s Stop-DWI Program Receives $180,000 Grant From NYS Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee

Today, County Executive Bellone announced that Suffolk County’s STOP-DWI program has been awarded $180,000 competitive grant from the New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee.

 

County Executive Bellone's Statement on A.G. Schneiderman's Action Against JP Morgan

A.G. SCHNEIDERMAN SUES JPMORGAN FOR FRAUDULENT RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE-BACKED SECURITIES ISSUED BY BEAR STEARNS

With one in eight mortgages either seriously delinquent or in foreclosure, Suffolk County remains the epicenter of the housing market crisis in New York State. 

County Executive Bellone Says Suffolk Will Develop First New Farmland Protection Plan Since 1996

New York State Department of Agriculture Provides $50,000 Grant to Fund Plan

Pointing out that Suffolk County has not overhauled its Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan since 1996, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today announced plans to take a new look at Suffolk’s plan as the evolving agricultural sector faces new challenges. 

Suffolk IDA Launches Website

Bellone, Manetta, Tout New Economic Development Marketing Tools

The Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) has launched the agency's first ever website at www.SuffolkIDA.org. The site will be an important tool in communicating the services the IDA offers to Suffolk's companies and to those looking to call the County home.
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