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Susan Plonski Appointed Ulster County Commissioner of Public Works

Feb 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Ulster County Executive Mike Hein made an historic appointment of the first woman to lead the Ulster County Department of Public Works, Susan Plonski.  Currently, she leads the Contract Management Division within the Ulster County Attorney’s Office. Upon assuming the role of Commissioner she will oversee more than 200 departmental employees. “We are fortunate to […]



Ulster County Executive Named Among Top Nationwide Government Officials

Nov 18th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Lead Article

The Ulster County Executive Is Among Nine Nationwide Called Best And Brightest In State, City And County Governments Throughout The Entire United States of America GOVERNING magazine, the nation’s premier publication covering politics, policy and management for state and local government leaders, today named Ulster County Executive Mike Hein one of the nation’s top state […]



Ulster County Unveils Guaranteed Jobs Training Initiative

Jul 7th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Articles

After discussions with many Ulster County’s manufacturers about their need for a workforce with specific skills, Ulster County Executive Mike Hein created a new manufacturing job training initiative – the Ulster County Guaranteed Jobs Program – a pilot plan designed to train and place Ulster County residents in jobs in the county’s manufacturing sector.   At […]



Ulster County Opens and Dedicates Patriots Project Home

Jul 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: Lead Article

Ulster County Executive Mike Hein cut a red, white and blue ribbon today at the steps of 67 Wurts Street in Kingston, signaling the opening of the Ulster County Patriots Project which will provide transitional housing for homeless Veterans.  The ceremony included the unveiling of a dedication which recognizes and thanks the more than 140 […]



No Increase for SUNY Ulster Tuition

Jun 17th, 2014 | By | Category: Lead Article

The preliminary 2014-2015 SUNY Ulster budget included an increase to student tuition totaling $241,538.  Unfortunately, the only option presented to avoid this by the Legislative Chairman and his Vice Chairman was a dramatic increase in county taxpayer spending through a sharp escalation in the County’s contribution. “It is disappointing and unfortunate that the current Legislative […]



Kingston Catholic School’s NJHS Recognized for its Support of Patriots Project

Jun 10th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Ulster County Executive Hein thanked students from Kingston Catholic School’s National Junior Honor Society for their donation of lamps and alarm clocks for all eight bedrooms of the transitional Veterans home.  In addition, the students put together forty personal care kits for the many Veterans who will be residing there at different times.  Local homeless […]



Ulster County Taking Steps to Become Purple Heart County

May 27th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Ulster County Executive Mike Hein has filed a resolution with the Ulster County Legislature which will officially proclaim Ulster County to be a “Purple Heart County.”  The proclamation is a way to recognize and honor the recipients of the military’s Purple Heart Medal. “We owe all of our Veterans so much; in fact, it is […]



Ulster County Selected For $500K Community Development Grant

May 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Ulster County Executive Mike Hein announced today that Ulster County has been awarded a federal grant of $500,000 through the Community Development Block Grant Program to assist families in fulfilling the dream of homeownership. “This grant will aid in my administration’s continued commitment to fostering housing opportunities for Ulster County residents,” said County Executive Hein.  […]



Ulster County Executive Hein Participates in Read Across America Day

Mar 8th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Ulster County Executive Mike Hein engaged students in Leigh Weaver’s third grade class this past Monday by reading, Thomas Jefferson: Life Liberty, and the Pursuit of Everything, by Maria Kalman.  Read Across America Day is held in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday and coincided with Highland Elementary School’s annual Parents as Reading Partners Program, which […]



Ulster County’s Strong Bond Rating Affirmed

Mar 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Ulster County Executive Mike Hein is pleased to announce that Fitch Ratings has affirmed Ulster County’s AA- bond rating.  According to Fitch Ratings, the AA- rating is due to the County’s continued stable financial operations including proactive management, reductions in contingent liabilities and the County’s low overall debt.  Fitch Ratings also cite the sale of […]