Steuben County Administrator
Mark R. Alger, County Administrator
Telephone (607) 664-2245 Fax (607) 664-2282
The position of County Administrator was created in 1984 to assist in the day-to-day administration of County Government. Since Steuben County is a non-charter County, an administrative position cannot be created which is independent of the County Legislature. The Administrator acts on behalf of the Legislature, implementing County policy and overseeing the activities of all County Departments, and acts as the official and sole liaison between the County department heads and the County Legislature. The Administrator works with all Standing Committees of the Legislature to coordinate and oversee the implementation of all Committee directives, works in conjunction with the Clerk of the Legislature and the County Attorney to develop the monthly Legislative agenda, serves as Budget Officer for the County, and generally assumes the duties of chief administrative officer of the County.
The County Administrator performs research tasks as assigned by the Legislature and submits recommendations regarding any modifications needed for more efficient governmental operations and serves as chief advisor to the Legislature in the development, implementation and ongoing modification of policies and procedures.
Enforcement and implementation of all local laws, legalizing acts, ordinances and resolutions adopted by the Legislature, as well as all general and special laws which affect the operation of County Government, is also carried out by the County Administrator.
In conjunction with the Chairman of the County Legislature, the County Administrator represents the Legislature in contacts with political subdivisions, State and Federal officials, and other agencies.
If you have any questions about this office or any office of County Government
feel free to call me at (607) 664-2245.