Office of the Ulster County Executive

Acting Ulster County Executive, Patrick K. Ryan
County Executive
Patrick K. Ryan

Welcome to the home page of the Ulster County Executive. This is your government and I want to make it accessible to you. The passage of the Charter by the people of Ulster County created the elected office of County Executive, a post with the responsibility and authority to lead our government.

As County Executive, I will deliver a county government that is lean, effective, smart, and fully accountable to the people. I will continue to provide a single, strong clear voice that represents your interests across all levels of government. I will continue to reach out to businesses and help them grow. I will continue to work to protect our County taxpayers, while striving to provide the exceptional level of services that our residents expect and deserve.


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  • Posted: July 18, 2019
    Ulster County Office Building Will Be Open as an Emergency Cooling Center this Weekend  Kingston, N.Y. – With temperatures expected in the high 90’s, Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan is opening up the County Office Building this weekend for those who may need a place to cool off. The first floor of the Ulster County Office Building will be open on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00AM to 8:00PM. Additionally, cooling locations are being set up throughout Ulster County with the assistance of municipal governments. 
  • Posted: July 12, 2019
    New Law Banning Single-Use Carry-Out Plastic Bags at Most Retail Locations Goes Into Effect on Monday KINGSTON, N.Y. - Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan, joined by members of the Ulster County Legislature and Judith Enck, former U.S. EPA Regional Administrator, gathered on Friday to kick-off of the Ulster County Bring Your Own Bag Act.  The event was held at the Kingston Plaza and highlighted the readiness of local businesses and consumers for the new law, which goes into effect on Monday.
  • Posted: July 11, 2019
    Statement from County Executive Pat Ryan on the Passing of Legislator James Maloney “I am saddened by the passing of Legislator James Maloney. Legislator Maloney dedicated his life to public service. As an elected official and as an employee of the Town of Ulster and Town of Kingston, he committed himself to enhancing the communities that he grew up in and that he loved. I send my deepest condolences to his wife Brenda and the rest of his family.”