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2011 Archives

Brooks Announces Christmas Tree Recycling Programs

Mon, Dec 19 2011

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that beginning right after Christmas, residents can once again recycle their Christmas trees, free of charge, at several locations across the County. 

2011_updated_xmas_tree_recycling.pdf (pdf, 113.8k)

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Brooks Kicks-Off Eighth Annual "Coats for Seniors" Program

Mon, Dec 05 2011

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks was joined by County Clerk Cheryl Dinolfo and County Legislator Steve Tucciarello to kick off the eighth annual “Coats for Seniors” program. The initiative, sponsored by the Monroe County Office for the Aging and Medical Motors, will once again collect and distribute donated winter coats to seniors in need throughout Monroe County.

2011_drop_off_locations.pdf (pdf, 35.3k)

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Centennial Holiday Show Opens at Highland Park's Lamberton Conservatory

Thu, Dec 01 2011

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the Centennial Holiday Show at Monroe County’s Lamberton Conservatory will open to the public on Friday, December 2nd

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Dinolfo Lights County Christmas Tree and Kicks-Off Holiday Concert Series

Wed, Nov 30 2011

Monroe County Clerk Cheryl Dinolfo led the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony in the Atrium of the County Office Building and kicked-off the 2011 Holiday Concert Series.

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Brooks Announces Further Expansion of Alternative Fuel Conversion Program

Tue, Nov 29 2011

Continuing to lead the way in sustainability initiatives across the nation, County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that specific County fleet vehicles will begin utilizing liquid propane as opposed to traditional fuel such as gasoline.

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Monroe County Ranks 2nd in the Nation Among the Top 100 Best Government 'Green Fleets'

Wed, Nov 16 2011

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that Monroe County’s Fleet Division has been ranked the 2nd best Government “Green Fleet” in North America by Government Fleet magazine. 

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Brooks Announces Pactech Packaging is Business of the Month

Fri, Nov 04 2011

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that Pactech Packaging, Inc. (Pactech) has been named Monroe County’s “Business of the Month.”

business_of_the_month___pactech_packaging.pdf (pdf, 101.4k)

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Brooks Commemorates Centennial of Highland Park's Lamberton Conservatory

Fri, Nov 04 2011

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Highland Park’s Lamberton Conservatory, Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced free admission and extended hours for this weekend. 

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Brooks Unveils Historic 2012 Budget: Property Tax Rate Flat For 8th Straight Year, Spending Held Far Below Inflation

Thu, Oct 27 2011

Delivering once again on a vow to protect taxpayers, County Executive Maggie Brooks presented her proposed Budget for 2012. The County Executive’s 2012 Operating Budget continues to make County government smaller, smarter, and more efficient, all while responsibly funding quality-of-life services.

2012 Budget PDF.pdf (pdf, 5249.2k)

2012 Budget Press Release.pdf (pdf, 115.5k)

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County Continues Partnership with Drug Enforcement Agency for "National Take Back Day"

Fri, Oct 21 2011

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that Monroe County will once again partner with the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to host a special pharmaceutical waste collection day.

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Monroe County's Retirement Plan Receives National Honor

Mon, Oct 17 2011

With ‘National Save for Retirement Week’ being recognized from October 16th-22nd, County Executive Maggie Brooks  announced that the Monroe County Retirement Plan has received accolades from the National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators (NAGDCA) for its 2011 Leadership Award submission entitled “Retirement is a 3 Legged Stool—Is Yours Steady?”

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Brooks, ESL Present 2011 Airshow Proceeds to Honor Flight Rochester

Sun, Oct 09 2011

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks presented a generous portion of the 2011 ESL International Airshow proceeds to benefit Honor Flight Rochester during the veterans “Welcome Home Ceremony” held in the International Arrivals Hall at the Greater Rochester International Airport.

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Prestigious Elephant Conference to be Held at Monroe County's Seneca Park Zoo

Wed, Oct 05 2011

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the Seneca Park Zoo is honored to host the 2011 Elephant Manager’s Association (EMA) Conference. The conference will be held through Sunday and will be attended by elephant handlers, veterinarians, field researchers from Africa and Asia, as well as elephant enthusiasts from across the globe.

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Brooks Announces New Eastside Location for Monroe County's Senior Breakfast Club

Tue, Oct 04 2011

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks and representatives from Friendly’s Restaurants announced an additional location for the Monroe County Office for the Aging’s Senior Nutritional Program, the Senior Breakfast Club. Beginning today, senior citizens can enjoy a healthy Friendly’s breakfast from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m., Tuesdays and Fridays at the Fairport Friendly’s, located at 1292 Fairport Road. The Greece and Henrietta Senior Breakfast Club location’s schedule will remain the same.

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Brooks Announces Irondequoit Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Fri, Sep 30 2011

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the County’s Department of Environmental Services (DES) has partnered with the Town of Irondequoit to hold an appointment-only Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection at the Town of Irondequoit Department of Public Works (DPW), 25 Kings Highway, on Saturday, October 15, 2011 from 7:45 a.m. to 12 noon.

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Brooks, Waste Management Cut Ribbon On Nation's First-Ever Ecopark

Wed, Sep 28 2011

Expanding upon Monroe County’s commitment to embracing sustainability initiatives to protect the local environment, Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced the formal opening of Monroe County’s ecopark facility. The ecopark is fully operational and will be a one-stop-drop for difficult-to-dispose-of recyclables.

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Brooks Dedicates Lucien Morin Park

Sat, Sep 24 2011

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks formally dedicated Ellison Wetlands Park to Lucien A. Morin, Monroe County’s first County Executive, in a press conference held at the 423-acre park, located on the south end of Irondequoit Bay, between Empire Boulevard and Browncroft Boulevard.

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County Executive Brooks and Mayor Richards Announce "Homeless Connect Rochester"

Wed, Sep 21 2011

County Executive Maggie Brooks and City of Rochester Mayor Thomas Richards announced that the County and City will welcome “Homeless Connect Rochester” to the Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial on Thursday, September 22, 2011. This daylong event allows public and private agencies throughout the community the opportunity to engage those who are homeless or facing homelessness and encourages them to obtain information on available services and assistance. 

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Brooks Announces Greater Rochester International Website Goes Mobile

Tue, Sep 20 2011

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks  announced that the Greater Rochester International Airport (GRIA) has developed and launched a mobile website to enhance customer service for on-the-go passengers and airport users by enabling instant access to real-time flight information and other airport services - all through a simple click on a mobile device.

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Monroecounty.gov Awarded "Best of the Web"

Fri, Sep 16 2011

Continuing to highlight Monroe County’s successful efforts in making local government more open, transparent and accessible to the people, County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the Center for Digital Government has once again named monroecounty.gov as a “2011 Best of the Web” award winner.

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Brooks Announces Educational Seminar To Help Small Business Owners Create Jobs

Thu, Sep 08 2011

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that Monroe County will host “Resources for Business Success,” a business education seminar, at the Rochester Museum and Science Center on Monday, September 26th, 2011.
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Brooks Launches Innovative Ecopark Website

Wed, Sep 07 2011

Expanding upon Monroe County’s commitment to protecting the local environment, Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced the official launch of the ecopark website, the latest project in parallel development with the ecopark.

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Brooks Announces Gates-Chili Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Fri, Sep 02 2011

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the County’s Department of Environmental Services (DES) has partnered with the Towns of Gates, Chili, Wheatland, Riga and the Villages of Scottsville and Churchville to hold an appointment-only Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection at the Town of Chili Highway Garage located at 3235 Chili Ave., on Saturday, September 17, 2011 from 7:45 a.m. to 12 noon.

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County Prepared to Send More Teams for Disaster Aid

Mon, Aug 29 2011

In response to a State request for additional emergency response personnel, County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the Monroe County Fire Bureau is ready to deploy another seven Storm Emergency Fire Units (SEFUs) to assist the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control with their ongoing storm response efforts in the downstate region. 

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Brooks Prepares to Send Local Teams for Disaster Aid

Fri, Aug 26 2011

In a response to a State request seeking the availability of anticipated hurricane assets, County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the Monroe County Fire Bureau is preparing to deploy Storm Emergency Fire Units (SEFUs) to assist the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control with any support needed, as the downstate region prepares for the landfall of Hurricane Irene.

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Brooks Announces GRIA Ranked as One of Nation's Most Affordable Airports

Wed, Aug 24 2011

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the Greater Rochester International Airport (GRIA) has been nationally-recognized by CheapFlights.com as the 12th most affordable airport in the United States, with an average fare of $318. 

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Brooks Announces $50,000 Grant for Local Literacy Program

Fri, Jul 29 2011

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks was joined by Mercier Literacy Program founder George Mercier to announce that Monroe County will award funding to the non-profit for the continued expansion of its literacy program that helps Rochester City School children learn to read. 

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Brooks, Zoo Officials Announce Names for Trio of Mexican Wolves

Wed, Jul 20 2011

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks was joined by officials from the Seneca Park Zoo, the County Parks Department, the Seneca Park Zoo Society and Salena’s Mexican Restaurant to announce the names of the Zoo’s three Mexican wolves.

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Brooks Announces RES Exhibit Services Is Business Of The Month

Wed, Jul 20 2011

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that RES Exhibit Services, LLC (RES) has been named Monroe County’s “Business of the Month.” RES is a leader in the tradeshow industry, specializing in creating effective environments and new media experiences in some of the world’s largest markets.

Business of the Month - RES Exhibit Services final.pdf.pdf (pdf, 104.7k)

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Brooks Announces Extended Hours For Swimming At Ontario Beach Park

Tue, Jul 19 2011

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brook announced that the hours for public swimming at Ontario Beach Park will be extended on Wednesday, July 20th, Thursday, July 21st and Friday, July 22nd, due to forecasted high temperatures.

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Monroe County A Statewide Leader In Job Creation According To IDA Report

Tue, Jul 19 2011

The New York State Comptroller’s Annual Performance Report on New York State’s Industrial Development Agencies highlights the successful job creation efforts of Monroe County through its job creation engine, COMIDA.

2009 Comptroller IDA Report.pdf.pdf (pdf, 122.7k)

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Brooks Announces 2011 Season of Free Movies in the County Parks

Thu, Jul 07 2011

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the County’s “Movies in the Parks” series will return for the 2011 summer season.

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County Executive Maggie Brooks Encourages Students to Continue Reading during Summer Recess

Wed, Jul 06 2011

This year marks the 3rd Annual Summer Reading Program in Monroe County. Our goals are simple: to make reading more fun for children.

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Monroe County Named Most Livable Affordable Market in America

Wed, Jul 06 2011

Monroe County is named the Most Livable Bargain Market in America by MSN Real Estate Online

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Brooks Signs Historic Military Funeral Protections Into Law

Thu, Jun 23 2011

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks signed into law legislation to restrict protesters from disrupting local military funerals. The legislation, which received strong bipartisan support from the Monroe County Legislature, prohibits protesters from being within 1,000 feet one hour before, during and after any funeral related event at a cemetery, place of worship, or funeral home.

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Brooks Cuts Ribbon On New Regional Monroe County Crime Laboratory

Thu, Jun 16 2011

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks today hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and announced the official opening of the Monroe County Public Safety Laboratory, or Crime Lab.

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County Begins 18-Month Pilot Program for Shared-Use Trails in Two Designated Parks

Wed, Jun 15 2011

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that Monroe County has begun an 18-month pilot program for shared-use trails, to assess the effect of off-road bicycling on non-paved pathways. 

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Brooks Honored With Statewide Award for Excellence in Leadership Efforts

Wed, Jun 08 2011

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks was honored as the recipient of the 2011 NY Connects Excellence in Leadership Award. Brooks was presented with the award from the New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) and New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) at the annual Aging Concerns Unite Us Conference in Albany, NY.

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Brooks, Rochester General Hospital Host Wheel Sport Safety Contest Ceremony

Fri, Jun 03 2011

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks, in collaboration with the Office of Traffic Safety, the Rochester General Hospital Association and the Twigs organization, hosted the 23rd annual Wheel Sport Safety Awareness Contest Awards Ceremony.

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Brooks Dedicates The Sands Family-Constellation Building At The Monroe County Pediatrics And Visitation Center

Fri, Jun 03 2011

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks formally dedicated the Sands Family-Constellation Building at the Monroe County Pediatrics and Visitation Center.

Pediatrics and Visitation Center Sands Dedication - Final.pdf.pdf (pdf, 177.8k)

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Brooks Announces Grand Opening of Abraham Lincoln Park

Thu, Jun 02 2011

County Executive Maggie Brooks was joined by officials from the County Parks Department and local elected leaders, to announce the formal opening of Abraham Lincoln Park on the eastern shore of Irondequoit Bay in the Town of Penfield.

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Brooks Announces Northwest Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Tue, May 31 2011

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced the Monroe County Department of Environmental Services (DES) has partnered with the towns of Ogden, Hamlin, Clarkson, Sweden and Parma and the villages of Hilton, Brockport and Spencerport to hold a household hazardous waste (HHW) collection.

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County's Historic Dentzel Carousel Opens for its 106th Season at Ontario Beach

Thu, May 26 2011

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the historic Dentzel Menagerie Carousel at Ontario Beach Park will open for the season on Friday, May 27, 2011.

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Brooks, Cascades Recovery Announce Expansion of County's Recycling Program

Mon, May 23 2011

County Executive Maggie Brooks was joined by representatives from Cascades Recovery, Inc. to announce that beginning June 1, 2011, Monroe County will be expanding its residential recycling program to include the recycling of plastics numbered #3 through #7.

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Brooks Asks Residents To Stay Alert For Flooding In Monroe County

Mon, May 16 2011

County Executive Maggie Brooks reminded residents to remain vigilant while rain continues to fall across Monroe County causing the potential for widespread flooding.

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2011 State of the County Address

Tue, May 10 2011

On Monday, May 9th, County Executive Maggie Brooks delivered her annual State of the County Address from the University of Rochester's Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School of Music.

2011 State of the County Release.pdf.pdf (pdf, 210.9k)

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Brooks Announces Naming Contest Results for Zoo's Sea Lions

Thu, Apr 28 2011

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks joined Zoo officials to announce the names for the Seneca Park Zoo’s two newest sea lions.

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Brooks Announces Eastman School of Music Will Host 2011 State of the County

Fri, Apr 22 2011

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks will deliver her 2011 State of the County Address at the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music on Monday, May 9th at 7:00 p.m.

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Brooks Announces INDE is Monroe County Business of the Month

Wed, Apr 13 2011

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that INDE has been named Monroe County’s “Business of the Month.” INDE is a one-stop home redesign center that specializes in remodeling projects with a focus on new kitchens, bathrooms, additions, and finished basements.

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Monroe County, Webster & Penfield to Host Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Mon, Apr 04 2011

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced a one day Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection.

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Brooks Announces Traffic Camera Video Streaming Live on www.monroecounty.gov

Fri, Apr 01 2011

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the County has partnered with TrafficLand Inc. to provide real-time streaming video of traffic cameras throughout Monroe County.

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Brooks, Zoo Officials Announce Re-Opening of Penguin Exhibit

Thu, Mar 31 2011

County Executive Maggie Brooks was joined by officials from the Seneca Park Zoo to announce the re-opening of the African black-footed penguin exhibit located in the Rocky Coasts area of the Zoo.

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Brooks Announces Continued Partnership with Wegmans and Local Law Enforcement for Pharmaceutical Drop-Offs

Wed, Mar 30 2011

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the Monroe County Department of Environmental Services (DES) is once again partnering with Wegmans and local law enforcement for several pharmaceutical waste collections this year. 

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Irondequoit Bay Outlet Bridge To Close For Season On April 1st

Mon, Mar 28 2011

The Irondequoit Bay Outlet Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning Friday, April 1st at 9 a.m.

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Brooks, Local Coalition Call On Albany to Tie Mandate Reform to Property Tax Cap

Fri, Mar 25 2011

Representatives from the Monroe County Council of Governments urged Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature to include meaningful mandate reform, in addition to a State-wide property tax cap, in proposed legislation for 2011.

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County Parks Department and Local Recycling Company Collaborate to “Pick-Up-The-Parks”

Wed, Mar 23 2011

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced the Pick-Up-The-Parks event, hosted by the Monroe County Parks Department and local business, Sunnking Electronics Recycling.

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Brooks, Zoo Officials Introduce New Female Sea Lions to Community

Tue, Mar 15 2011

County Executive Maggie Brooks joined officials from the Seneca Park Zoo to introduce a pair of female California sea lions to Monroe County’s growing animal population at the Seneca Park Zoo.

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Brooks Kicks Off Monroe County’s 2011 United Way Campaign

Tue, Mar 15 2011

County Executive Maggie Brooks, joined by United Way Senior Vice-president of Resource Development Kathleen Whelehan, kicked off the 2011 United Way of Greater Rochester Campaign for Monroe County employees.

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Brooks Announces Mastro Graphic Arts, Inc. is Business of the Month

Tue, Feb 08 2011

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that Mastro Graphic Arts, a designer and manufacturer of machine graphics, has been named Monroe County's Business of the Month.

Business of the Month - Mastro Graphic Arts.pdf.pdf (pdf, 143.2k)

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BROOKS ANNOUNCES EFFORTS TO COMBAT DISTRACTED DRIVING

Fri, Feb 04 2011

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks today announced that the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office along with all local law enforcement will be participating in a countywide distracted driving crackdown throughout today and during select days throughout the year.

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Brooks Announces Innovative New Ethics Training Initiative for County Employees

Mon, Jan 24 2011

The program, customized specifically for Monroe County by a world leader in online training, Kaplan EduNeering, will help to proactively foster an unprecedented level of accountability and integrity in every function of County government.

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Brooks Sets New Level of Accountability for Monroe County Airport Authority

Mon, Jan 17 2011

The reform plan, designed to guide and assist the Authority in maintaining the highest possible level of accountability, transparency, and integrity in conducting Airport business, will govern all travel and business expenses effective immediately.

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