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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

Bellone Announces Suffolk County Overtime Down More than $6M from 2011 Levels

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has announced that overtime is down $6.2 million from the same period just one year ago as a result of new polices, improved management and a culture change that emphasizes that overtime should only be as a last resort.  In all, overtime decreased from $22.4 million to this point in 2011 versus $16.2 million in 2012, a decrease of 28 percent countywide. 

Suffolk County Opens Cooling Centers

With the National Weather Service forecasting high temperatures tomorrow, County Executive Bellone has asked that Suffolk County residents take it easy during the next few days and follow the experts’ advice on how to "Beat the Heat."  Suffolk County will also open cooling centers for Suffolk County residents on Thursday morning.

Lifeguard Hours Extended at Smith Point Beach As Relief for High Temperatures

Suffolk County Encourages Residents to Stay at the Beach

Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone announced today that lifeguard hours will be extended at Smith Point County Park in Shirley until 7:00 pm beginning today (6/20) through Friday (6/22) to offer relief to Suffolk County residents from the anticipated high temperatures.

County Executive Bellone Announces Passage of New State Legislation Authorizing Suffolk County to Regulate Taxicabs, Limousines and Livery Vehicles

Today, County Executive Bellone announced the passage of new state legislation which authorizes Suffolk County to regulate taxicabs, limousines and livery vehicles.  The State sponsors of this legislation were Senator Kenneth La Valle and Assemblyman Fred Thiele.

Strengthening Suffolk’s Infrastructure, Rebuilding Suffolk’s Economy

County Executive Bellone Approves $32 Million in Capital Projects Creating More Than 300 Jobs

County Executive Bellone was joined by legislators and the Long Island Contractors Association (LICA) at the signing of the approval for $32 million in capital projects to be commenced in Suffolk County in 2012.
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