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Orange County Legislature

Independence Party Leader - Michael Amo


Representing the Village of Kiryas Joel, Monroe and Woodbury


Personal: (Pedigree)

  • Retired from NYS Office of Mental Health
  • Graduate Degrees in Health Services Administration and Communication
  • Published author of book on Abuse in Long Term Care
  • Thoroughbred Racing Fan

Business/Government Experience:

  • Health Services Administrator (retired)
  • Long term Care Consultant
  • Chair of Board of Directors—Thoroughbred Racing Fan Assoc., Inc.
  • Freelance columnist for Times Herald-Record
  • Chairman, Board of Directors - ThoroFan 

Community Involvement: (Civic Boards, Veterans Associations)

  • Past President/Director (Emeritus) Mental Health Assoc. Board of Directors
  • Board of Directors, Brain Tumor Foundation  

Political Affiliation:

  • Independence Party

Important Issues:

  • Traffic Flow Improvement in Southern Orange County
  • Water/Sewer issues in Southern Orange County
  • Human Services and Long Term Care

County Roles: (Chairs, Committees, Subcommittees, County Boards, Agencies)       

  • Independence Party Leader
  • Chairperson, Human Services Committee
  • Member, Health and Mental Health Committee
  • Member, Rules, Enactments and Intergovernmental Relations Committee
  • Chairperson, Orange County Economic Development and Gaming Committee
  • Past Chair, Rules, Enactments and Intergovernmental Relations Committee
  • Past Chair, Health and Mental Health Committee