Ulster County Exec Ryan named chair of climate group
The Daily Freeman is reporting Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan has been selected as the new chair of the New York State Association of Counties Climate Resiliency Committee. The bipartisan committee is made up of officials in county positions most directly impacted by changes in the climate. The members come from all regions of the state and work in diverse areas of county and state government, including emergency services, public health, environmental health, solid waste and elected office. Ryan will replace Tompkins County Legislator Martha Robertson, who is retiring. The committee was formed in June 2018 to help counties across the state work together on climate change in order to identify needs and influence state policies, programs, or enabling legislation. Read the full story in the Daily Freeman.