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Goshen, N.Y. - Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus announced on Friday that Deborah Slesinski has been named the County’s Budget Director.
“Deb has the experience, knowledge and personality to lead the Budget Department,” Neuhaus said. “It’s been a pleasure working with Deb and I’m sure she will be successful in this role. Deb is a consummate professional who works well with others. She is a team player who is enthusiastic about leading the Budget Department.”
Slesinski’s responsibilities as Budget Director will include preparation of the County’s annual budget, conducting budget hearings, monitoring revenues and expenditures, and advising County Executive Neuhaus and Department Heads on budgetary matters.
“I’m thankful to County Executive Neuhaus for giving me the opportunity to serve in this important role,” Slesinski said. “I look forward to continuing the use of conservative budget practices that will benefit county taxpayers.”
Slesinski, a Town of Warwick resident, had served as the County’s Deputy Budget Director since July of 2017. She previously served as a Budget Analyst in the Department from 2013 to 2017. Prior to coming to the Budget Department, Slesinski was the Health Department’s Fiscal Manager (2011-13) and served as a Fiscal Technician (2009-11) in the Environmental Facilities and Services Department.
Slesinski has more than 25 years of management and fiscal experience in government and private industry.
“I have enjoyed working with Deb Slesinski and getting to know her,” said Steve Brescia, Chairman of the Orange County Legislature. “Deb works well with others and has always been accessible and professional. She takes a lot of pride in her work and I’m very confident that Deb will continue to do a great job for the taxpayers of Orange County.”
The Budget Director position is subject to confirmation by the Orange County Legislature. Slesinski will be presented for confirmation in the coming weeks.
For more information, contact Justin Rodriguez, Assistant to the County Executive for Communications and Media Relations at 845.291.3255 or [email protected].