Rensselaer County Executive is the Chief Executive Officer of the County, responsible for the administration of all County affairs placed in the office’s charge by law or under the provisions of the Rensselaer County Charter.
Among the duties of the County Executive is the authority to maintain and coordinate the daily operations of all County departments. The County Executive serves as budget officer. In accordance with the Rensselaer County Charter, the County Executive is responsible for final approval of legislative action by approval or veto of all legislation pertaining to the operation of the County.
The Executive acts as central access point and chief spokesman for all citizens of the County, and in addition, represents Rensselaer County with state and federal agencies.