Metzger makes her mark before becoming Ulster County executive

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KINGSTON – Incoming Ulster County Executive Jen Metzger has achieved one of her goals even before she was sworn into office.

She had proposed creation of a centralized county grants office. At present, each department must seek out and apply for grants.

Metzger discussed the issue with County Legislator Eve Walter, who introduced it as an amendment to the recently approved 2023 county budget.

That new office will provide a major benefit to the county, said Metzger.

  • “We have been leaving a lot of resources on the table, and now this past year, several major pieces of federal legislation have been passed that have opened up huge funding opportunities for the county, our communities,” she said.

 

That new office will include funding for two grant writers.