KINGSTON, N.Y. - Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan announced today during his Facebook live briefing that Ulster County is seeking residents to serve on the 2020 Commission on Reapportionment and other Ulster County committees. The Ulster County 2020 Commission on Reapportionment is a seven-member body, convened every ten years following the decennial federal census, to establish the boundaries of the 23 districts that comprise the Ulster County Legislature. County Executive Ryan is inviting applicants to apply that represent the demographic and geographic diversity of our County.
“Having community participation on this commission is critically important in ensuring that all residents of Ulster County have equal and fair representation in County government,” County Executive Ryan said. “I invite all members of the community to apply to serve on the Commission on Reapportionment or on any of the open committees and make their voices heard on how we can better serve all residents of the County.”
Any County residents registered to vote in Ulster County who, since January 30, 2018, has not served as elected officials or as members or officers of any political committee, and have not been employed by New York State, the Ulster County municipal government, or any town, city or village municipal governments within Ulster County, is eligible to apply for the commission.
Pursuant to the Ulster County Charter, the initial members of the Commission will be selected by the majority and minority leaders of the Ulster County Legislature from a pool of eligible candidates identified by the County Executive.
To apply, please send a short email or letter confirming your interest and eligibility to serve. Your address must be included in your submission. Applications must be received no later than August 21, 2020.
By Email to: Exec[at]co.ulster.ny[dot]us
Subject line: 2020 Reapportionment Committee
By Mail to: Patrick K. Ryan
Ulster County Executive
244 Fair Street
PO Box 1800
Kingston, NY 12402
The following Ulster County Boards and Committees also have vacancies:
- Community Service Board
- Mental Health Subcommittee
- Substance Abuse Committee
- People with Developmental Disabilities (PWDD) Subcommittee
To apply for any of these committees, please email exec[at]co.ulster.ny[dot]us and note in the subject line what committee you are applying for.