Office of the Ulster County Executive

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

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.



2022 Ulster County State of the County Address from Ulster County Executive on Vimeo.

From The Executive's Desk

  • Posted: September 23, 2022
    The COVID-19 Commemoration Commission has released a request for artist designs for a memorial to schools, higher education institutions and art organizations   Ulster County will install a sculpture and memorial garden at the Fairgrounds to commemorate the sacrifices and strength of the community during the pandemic 
  • Posted: September 20, 2022
    The Housing Smart Communities Initiative, developed in partnership with the Ulster County Legislature and the Ulster County Housing Advisory Committee, will help municipalities work towards long-term solutions to housing supply and affordability challenges  
  • Posted: September 17, 2022
    Poliovirus testing from the past two weeks of sampling done in Kingston and New Paltz were negative Regular poliovirus testing will be added to Kingston and New Paltz wastewater testing in Ulster County