The New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) presented Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus with its Executive Director Award for Public Service at its Fall Seminar at Resorts World Catskills in Monticello on Tuesday, September 17.
The Award for Public Service recognizes leaders who make outstanding contributions to County governments in New York State. NYSAC Executive Director Stephen J. Acquario said that Neuhaus was selected for his commitment and service to both Orange County and our country.
Neuhaus serves in the U.S. Navy Reserves as a Lieutenant Commander, assigned to a Naval Special Operations Team. He was deployed on active duty orders from November of last year until late June, serving with the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force. Neuhaus spent the majority of his deployment in various locations throughout Iraq in Support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
“Public service comes in many ways and County Executive Neuhaus has demonstrated that in Orange County and while serving our country abroad,” Acquario said. “Time and again County Executive Neuhaus has demonstrated his commitment to the residents of Orange County. He is well-liked and respected by his peers in New York State, earning a reputation for his hard work and his hands-on approach to getting things done. County Executive Neuhaus has made Orange County a leader in economic development and tourism, while strengthening the County’s infrastructure. ”