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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

Where to See Fireworks During Independence Day Celebrations

Here are places to see professional fireworks displays this week in celebration of the Independence Day holiday:

Bellone Applauds Suffolk County IDA for New Policy to Create and Retain Jobs

)  Today, the Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) adopted enhanced Uniform Tax Exempt Policy (UTEP) guidelines. This enhanced policy will assist Suffolk County in keeping and creating jobs on Long Island.  The real property tax relief provided for under UTEP assists commercial and industrial projects that are looking to begin operations in Suffolk County, relocate their business to Suffolk County or upgrade facilities. 

County Executive Bellone & State Delegation Highlight Significant Successes of 2012 State Session

Today, County Executive Bellone was joined by members of the Long Island delegation to highlight and discus the successful state legislative agenda County Executive Bellone was able to secure during this session. 

Bellone Announces Plan to Create Jobs, Build Suffolk’s Innovation Economy

After months of meeting with business leaders, officials at all levels of government and regular families, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today announced his economic development plan to create jobs and tie together projects taking place throughout our region. 

Suffolk County Wins 3 National Association of Counties Awards

Suffolk County is the Only Downstate County to be a Recipient of NACO’s 2012 Achievement Awards

County Executive Bellone has announced that Suffolk County was the recipient of three 2012 National Association of Counties Achievement Awards.  The three awards were for programs and initiatives developed by Suffolk County and collaborating agencies. 
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