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Monroe County to Dedicates Section of Highland Park in honor of Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Gary Beikirch

Friday, May 14th, 2021

The area, commonly referred to as Highland Park South, encompasses the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the future location of the War on Terror Memorial. The measure to rename this portion of Highland Park was unanimously passed by the Monroe County Legislature at its March meeting.

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Joint Statement From Monroe County Executive Adam Bello & Commissioner of Public Health Dr. Michael Mendoza

Thursday, May 13th, 2021

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello and Monroe County Commissioner of Public Health Dr. Michael Mendoza are urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Department of Health to adopt the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new mask guidance for fully vaccinated and non-vaccinated people.

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Monroe County and the YMCA of Greater Rochester to Partner on a Series of COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

Thursday, May 13th, 2021

Each YMCA clinic will have the capacity to distribute more than 100 total first doses of the vaccine in the 6-hour window.

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Monroe County, Finger Lakes Covid-19 Vaccine Hub, Goodwill of the Finger Lakes, Community Partners Announce Plan to Deliver Vaccine to Homebound Individuals

Wednesday, May 12th, 2021

Last week, the partners launched a program to identify, offer and administer vaccine to homebound individuals and their caregivers.

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Joint Statement from Monroe County Executive Adam Bello and Public Health Commissioner Dr. Michael Mendoza

Monday, May 10th, 2021

The FDA’s approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is a significant step that will further protect the public health of our community and expedite our COVID-19 vaccination efforts.

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Reminder: Monroe County Department of Public Health Available to Assist with Outdoor Events and Festival Guidance

Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

The Department of Public Health is available to help identify appropriate New York State Department of Health guidance and explain certain requirements, including whether plans or other information must be submitted to the Department of Public Health.

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Pop-up COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic to be held at the Greece Community & Senior Center

Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello is pleased to announce that the Monroe County Department of Public Health is partnering with the Greece Community and Senior Center to host a pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Thursday, May 13 from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. Make Appointment

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Joint Statement from Monroe County Executive Adam Bello and Commissioner of Public Health Dr. Michael Mendoza

Thursday, April 29th, 2021

"Over the last week, several local outdoor festivals and events have been forced to postpone their 2021 events because of the lack of clear and reasonable guidelines from New York State. While we are disappointed with these developments, we also recognize that advanced planning for successful outdoor festivals under the current guidance is incredibly challenging."

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County Executive Bello Announces New Efforts to Improve Staffing Retention and Career Pipeline at Monroe Community Hospital

Monday, April 26th, 2021

Common Ground Health enlisted to convene a long-term care task force

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Monroe County Executive Adam Bello and the Rochester Red Wings Announce Pop-up COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Frontier Field

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

Clinic will be held Saturday, April 24 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Register Now

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County Executive Bello Announces American Airlines Expanding Nonstop Seasonal Flights from ROC to Miami

Monday, April 19th, 2021

Additional nonstop flights to Miami will be available from June 5th to August 14th; nonstop winter service will be offered for the second year in a row from November 13, 2021 through April 2, 2022

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Monroe County Executive Adam Bello and the Seneca Park Zoo Announce Birth of Snow Leopard Cub

Saturday, April 17th, 2021

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello and the Seneca Park Zoo have announced that Timila, Seneca Park Zoo’s four-year-old snow leopard, gave birth to one male cub on Friday, April 16, 2021.

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Walk-In Vaccination Service Will Be Available Saturday and Sunday at Jackson and Edgerton R-Centers in Rochester

Friday, April 16th, 2021

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello announced today that walk-ins will be welcomed at the City of Rochester Community-Based COVID-19 vaccine clinics on Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 18.

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Monroe County Executive Adam Bello and Democratic Legislative Caucus Introduce Amendments to the County Code of Ethics

Wednesday, April 14th, 2021

The changes would clearly define harassment and sexual harassment as unacceptable behavior and prohibit employees and officers from doing business with the county during and after their employment or term

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Monroe County COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Available for Week of April 12, 2021

Monday, April 12th, 2021

Appointments can be scheduled on the Monroe County vaccine info page and will take place at the Monroe County Fleet Center, Rochester Riverside Convention Center, and the Wegmans Conference Center.

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Monroe County to Begin Final Stages of the Seneca Park Zoo Master Plan

Friday, April 9th, 2021

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello is excited to announce that the Seneca Park Zoo Master Plan will continue after being delayed in 2020 due to COVID-19. 

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We're Hiring! Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Announces Job Fairs for Seasonal Jobs With the Department of Parks

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello today announced two upcoming job fairs in the City of Rochester seeking applicants to fill seasonal positions with the Monroe County Department of Parks for youth and those interested in part time employment.

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Frontier Airlines to Begin Flights at Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International (ROC)

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

New Nonstop service to Orlando International Airport (MCO) begins May 20

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County Executive Bello and Mayor Warren Announce Addition of Monroe County COVID-19 Hotline for City-based Vaccination Appointments

Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

Eligible City of Rochester residents can now make COVID-19 vaccination appointments over the phone by calling the Monroe County COVID-19 Hotline at (585) 753-5555. Appointments can be made for the four Community Based vaccine clinics in the city of Rochester, which are scheduled to begin this Thursday, April 8.

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Department of Public Health Opens Vaccine Scheduling Links

Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

The Monroe County Department of Public Health is now scheduling COVID-19 vaccination appointments for eligible New York State and Monroe County residents.

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Clone of Statement from Monroe County Executive Adam Bello

Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

My prayers are with Daniel Prude’s family and friends tonight.  His tragic death has caused an enormous amount of pain throughout our community, pain that still resonates to this very day. It has left us all searching for answers on how to do better and hold ourselves accountable to addressing a system that is clearly unjust, one that was devoid of compassion for someone who was crying out for help.

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Clone of Department of Public Health Opens Vaccine Scheduling Links

Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

The Monroe County Department of Public Health is now scheduling COVID-19 vaccination appointments for eligible New York State and Monroe County residents.

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County Executive Bello and Mayor Warren Unveil New Community Partnership to Improve COVID-19 Vaccination Access in Underserved Neighborhoods

Thursday, April 1st, 2021

Monroe County and City of Rochester will join with local Community Based Organizations, Faith Based Organizations and Healthcare providers to launch vaccination clinics in four Rochester neighborhood quadrants

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FORE! Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Announces County Golf Courses to Open April 6 for 2021 Season

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

County Executive Adam Bello and Parks Director Patrick Meredith are pleased to announce the return of golf at the Monroe County Parks golf courses. Beginning Tuesday, April 6th, the golf courses at Durand Eastman, Genesee Valley and Churchville will resume operation for the 2021 golf season.

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County Executive Adam Bello Announces the Creation of Monroe County Advisory Task Force on Broadband

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

The Task Force will include government partners and community leaders who will be charged with assessing internet services in low income and rural areas of Monroe County, with a goal of finding concrete solutions that will close service gaps and eliminate barriers to access.

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Department of Public Health Opens Vaccine Scheduling Links

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

The Monroe County Department of Public Health is now scheduling COVID-19 vaccination appointments for eligible New York State and Monroe County residents.

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COVD-19 Testing at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Canceled for March 26, 2021 Due to Pending Inclement Weather

Friday, March 26th, 2021

The Mt. Olivet rapid COVID-19 testing site, located at 141 Adams St. 14608, will be closed today, Friday, March 26, 2021 in anticipation of high winds. Please keep in mind, registration for next week’s FREE rapid testing goes live at noon today.

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Joint Statement from Monroe County Executive Adam Bello and Public Health Commissioner Dr. Michael Mendoza

Friday, March 19th, 2021

The new, evidence-based guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control are a welcome clarification of rules that would allow our schools to further reopen safely and begin returning more Monroe County students to in-person learning.

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Monroe County, IEC Electronics Corp. Announce New Facility in the Town of Chili

Wednesday, March 17th, 2021

Monroe County Executive, Adam Bello, announced today that IEC Electronics Corp. will expand operations through its purchase and subsequent renovation of an 86,000-square foot facility at 50 Jetview Drive in the town of Chili, creating 150 new full-time jobs.

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Monroe County, City of Rochester, Wegmans & Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce Partner to Vaccinate Grocery Store Workers

Friday, February 26th, 2021

Monroe County to supply COVID-19 vaccine, with first clinic scheduled for Thursday, March 4

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County Executive Bello, Mayor Warren Announce Free COVID-19 Testing at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church

Friday, February 26th, 2021

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello and Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren today announced a new partnership with Mt. Olivet Baptist Church to provide additional free COVID-19 rapid testing in the 14608 zip code and the city of Rochester.

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Statement from Monroe County Executive Adam Bello

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

My prayers are with Daniel Prude’s family and friends tonight.  His tragic death has caused an enormous amount of pain throughout our community, pain that still resonates to this very day. It has left us all searching for answers on how to do better and hold ourselves accountable to addressing a system that is clearly unjust, one that was devoid of compassion for someone who was crying out for help.

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Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Releases Monroe County Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder 90-Day Task Force Report

Thursday, February 18th, 2021

In addition, County Executive Bello announced a sweeping series of recommendations for changes to the way Monroe County delivers vital mental health and substance use disorder services to members of our community as a result of the task force findings.

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Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Appoints Dr. April Aycock as Director of the Office of Mental Health

Thursday, February 18th, 2021

“Dr. Aycock’s experience working in behavioral health, substance use disorder and health care settings have prepared her to take on the challenges of developing systems that address the multi-faceted challenges confronting our community,” said Bello.

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Monroe County and City of Rochester Cancel COVID-19 Rapid Testing Locations for Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Monday, February 15th, 2021

Due to the forecasted snow storm on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, COVID-19 testing sites scheduled at Temple B’rith Kodesh from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. and Wilson Foundation from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. are cancelled.

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Monroe County COVID-19 Vaccination Advisory for Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Monday, February 15th, 2021

Due to the impending snow storm expected for Monday night (February 15) into Tuesday (February 16), and to maintain the safety of residents and vaccination staff, the Monroe County Department of Public Health is rescheduling all Tuesday vaccination appointments at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center POD and County Fleet Center POD.

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Registration & Schedule Released for Free COVID-19 Rapid Testing Sites in Mornoe County

Sunday, February 14th, 2021

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello today announced that appointments are now available for rapid COVID-19 testing sites for the week of February 14th. As a result of the President’s Day holiday, the Wilson Foundation Academy testing dates has been rescheduled to Tuesday, February 16 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Additionally, the town of Gates hours of operation have been changed to 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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Monroe County Executive Adam Bello announces the Appointment of Deanna Kimbrel as Chief Diversity Officer

Monday, February 8th, 2021

Kimbrel will be Monroe County’s first ever Chief Diversity Officer and will lead the county’s new Department of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

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Monroe County announces new hours, new Rochester location for Rapid COVID-19 Testing Sites

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello today announced new hours for the rapid COVID-19 testing sites run by municipalities in partnership with the County Department of Public Health.

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Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Announces Job Opportunities at Monroe Community Hospital

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

confront the COVID-19 pandemic and its many challenges, Monroe County Executive Adam Bello is encouraging healthcare professionals to apply for open positions at Monroe Community Hospital (MCH).

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Monroe County Issues RFP For Frontier Field Improvement Project

Friday, January 29th, 2021

Under new Major League Baseball facility standards, Rochester could be at risk of losing its Minor League team if renovations are not completed by 2025.

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Joint Statement from Monroe County Executive Adam Bello and Public Health Commission Dr. Michael Mendoza

Friday, January 22nd, 2021

Over the past several weeks, we have heard from many parents, families and student-athletes regarding a return of ‘higher-risk’ high school sports. This is an issue we’ve been continuously advocating for through the Finger Lakes Regional Control Room, to ensure our young athletes have an opportunity to compete safely.

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Joint Statement from Monroe County Executive Adam Bello and Public Health Commission Dr. Michael Mendoza

Monday, January 18th, 2021

The Monroe County Department of Public Health is expecting an allocation of approximately 1500 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine this week, which is enough to fulfill previously scheduled appointments of essential workers. These vaccinations will take place at our clinics at the County Fleet Center and the Rochester Riverside Convention Center through Wednesday.

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Monroe County Seeks to Hire Additional Nurses and Support Staff for COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

Monday, January 11th, 2021

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello has announced that the County is seeking to hire 30 additional Registered Nurses to help with the COVID-19 vaccination effort. These temporary positions will be assigned to the County’s COVID-19 vaccination PODs and will play an integral role in administering the vaccine to Monroe County and Finger Lakes region residents.

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Monroe County and the Finger Lakes COVID-19 Vaccine Hub Prepare for Phase 1B

Monday, January 11th, 2021

Monroe County and the Finger Lakes COVID-19 Vaccine Hub have begun preparations to increase vaccination efforts in response to the announcement that Phase 1B of the COVID-19 vaccination plan will begin in New York State on Monday, January 11, 2021.

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Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Names James R. Pond as Director of Transportation

Friday, January 8th, 2021

Pond, who was named Acting Director of Transportation after the retirement of ­­­­Timothy Frelier, brings over 20 years of prior experience with the Department of Transportation.

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Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Vetoes County Legislature Term of Office Legislation

Thursday, January 7th, 2021

The measure delays the legislative redistricting process and could expose the County to costly litigation for not complying with the constitutional one-person one-vote principle.

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Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Names Steve Lacy as Seneca Park Zoo Superintendent

Thursday, January 7th, 2021

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello today announced the appointment of Steve Lacy as Superintendent of the Seneca Park Zoo. Lacy comes to the Seneca Park Zoo from SeaWorld San Antonio, where he most recently served as Manager of Entertainment Productions and Operations.

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Monroe County Begins COVID-19 Vaccination of EMS Personnel

Monday, December 28th, 2020

Monroe County is beginning to vaccinate nearly 2,000 EMS workers from 19 agencies across Monroe County. The Monroe County Department of Public Health and the Monroe County Department of Public Safety are collaborating to administer the vaccinations at the County’s Fleet Center.

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Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Appoints Janson D. McNair as Director of the Office of Public Integrity

Friday, December 18th, 2020

McNair comes to the Office of Public Integrity from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, where he most recently served as Commander of Staff Services, a position he has held since 2018.

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County Executive Adam Bello's First Budget Passes with Historic and Unanimous Support

Monday, December 14th, 2020

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello announced the passage of the 2021 Monroe County budget with unanimous approval from the County Legislature, making it the first County spending plan to pass by a 29-0 vote in nearly 20 years.

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County Executive Adam Bello Announces Free Rapid COVID-19 Testing for Personal Care Service Employees

Saturday, December 12th, 2020

FREE rapid testing will be available for orange zone barber shop and beauty salon employees on Sunday, December 13, 2020

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More Than 4,000 Monroe County Residents Have Received Free Covid-19 Tests at Asymptomatic Testing Sites

Friday, December 11th, 2020

Approximately 7% of those tested received a positive result. While current testing slots are limited, additional opportunities will be announced soon.

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Monroe County, City of Rochester and Other Partners Launch County-Wide Influenza Vaccine Awareness Coalition

Friday, December 11th, 2020

The coalition’s aim is to encourage more residents to receive their flu vaccinations, prevent illness and save critical resources needed for care of COVID-19 patients.

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County Executive Adam Bello Announces New Wage Agreement With CSEA

Friday, December 11th, 2020

The county’s minimum wage will rise to $12.50 per hour effective January 1, 2021, in compliance with state law

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Monroe County to Provide 400 PPE kits to Local Businesses in High-needs Rochester Neighborhoods

Saturday, December 5th, 2020

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello today announced Monroe County and the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency will distribute more than 400 kits containing personal protective equipment to essential minority and women-owned business in high-needs neighborhoods in the City of Rochester.

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Monroe County to Partner with Local Municipalities on Community COVID-19 Testing Initiative

Sunday, November 29th, 2020

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello today announced that the County’s Department of Public Health and partner municipalities have arranged a series of targeted asymptomatic testing sites in response to portions of our community being designated COVID-19 Orange Cluster Zones.

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Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Announces CARES Act Funding Agreement with Local Municipalities

Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello announced today that Monroe County will provide local municipalities and fire districts with more than $9 million in federal CARES Act funding to reimburse them for COVID-19-related expenses.

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Joint Statement from Monroe County Executive Adam Bello and Public Health Commission Dr. Michael Mendoza

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Due to increasing spread of COVID-19, parts of Monroe County have been designated as an orange cluster zone. Unfortunately, this designation will bring new restrictions to our economy including the closure of high-risk, non-essential businesses and reduce in-person gatherings to no more than 10 people.

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MONROE COUNTY EXECUTIVE ADAM BELLO ANNOUNCES VETERANS DAY SPECIAL AT MONROE COUNTY PARKS GOLF COURSES

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

In honor of Veterans Day, Monroe County Executive Adam Bello has announced that Monroe County will be extending free greens fees and cart rentals at Churchville, Durand Eastman and Genesee Valley golf courses for all veterans and active duty military members.

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MONROE COUNTY EXECUTIVE ADAM BELLO UNVEILS PROPOSED 2021 MONROE COUNTY BUDGET

Thursday, November 5th, 2020

Reduces the tax rate by $0.26, the largest decrease in almost 20 years. Limits spending growth to .38%, well below rate of inflation. Invests in programs and services to help Monroe County respond and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Monroe County Announces Opening of Irondequoit Bay Outlet Bridge

Friday, October 30th, 2020

Bridge will open Monday, November 2, 2020 for vehicular traffic.

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Monroe County, Local Funders Collaborate to Solve Internet Connectivity Issues Faced by up to 5,000 Rochester City School District Students

Friday, October 30th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic uncovered glaring gaps in technology for students in the City of Rochester. Local and national foundations and others responded quickly to get laptop computers, tablets, and devices to provide internet connections into the homes of students who needed them.

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Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Announces Fast Forward Monroe Small Business Grant Program

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

Utilizes $15 million in CARES Act funding to assist businesses hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Monroe County Executive Adam Bello and the Seneca Park Zoo Announce Arrival of Male Southern White Rhino

Monday, October 12th, 2020

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello and Seneca Park Zoo officials are excited to announce the arrival of a male southern white rhino named Jiwe (pronounced Gee-way).  Jiwe was born in December, 2016 at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Texas.

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Rase Commission To Host Virtual Listening Session On Human & Social Services

Friday, October 9th, 2020

The Commission on Racial and Structural Equity (RASE) will host its second virtual Zoom Community Listening Session from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14.

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Monroe County Public Health Department Releases Halloween Health and Safety Guidelines for County Residents

Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

The Monroe County Public Health Department today released a Halloween “dos and don’ts” flyer to help local residents celebrate the holiday safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Download Flyer

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Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Announces Funding for New Healthcare Training Program at Monroe Community College

Friday, October 2nd, 2020

Monroe County has committed $550,000 in CARES Act funding for Monroe Community College (MCC) to develop, implement, and manage a workforce development partnership, MPower Healthcare.

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County Executive Adam Bello Announces Monroe County's First Ever Addiction Services Director

Monday, September 28th, 2020

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello announced the addition of Dr. Tisha Smith as Monroe County’s first Director of Addiction Services. In this newly created role, Dr. Smith will oversee the 8-member Monroe County Improving Addiction Coordination Team (IMPACT) to help combat the ongoing substance abuse disorder crisis within the county.

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Monroe County Medical Examiner Releases 2019 Heroin and Fentanyl Overdose Data

Friday, September 25th, 2020

Fatal overdoses decreased from 2018, but the proportion of African Americans who died increased nearly 8 percentage points.

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Monroe County Department of Public Health, UR Medicine and Rochester Regional Health Urge Local Residents to Get Their Flu Shots

Thursday, September 24th, 2020

Flu shots are readily available at primary care offices, area pharmacies and several public clinics scheduled throughout the fall.

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Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Announces Monroe Community Hospital Appointments

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Alyssa Tallo has been named Executive Director for MCH, where she had served as its Deputy Director since 2019 and as Acting Executive Director since May of 2020. Desmond Jackson will join Tallo at Monroe Community Hospital as Deputy Executive Director. He comes to MCH from Clifton Springs Nursing Home where he was an Assistant Administrator.

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Local Leaders Announce Community Effort to Assist in Eviction Cases

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello, Congressman Joe Morelle, 7th Judicial District Administrative Judge Craig Doran and Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren today announced a new Monroe County Special COVID Intervention Part (SCIP) court structure that will streamline landlord/tenant cases and link people facing eviction with legal and housing support services.

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Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Announces New Director, New Vision for Youth Bureau

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

Brent Whitfield's appointment is part of the County Executive’s commitment to overhauling youth services and ensuring that the county supports young people, especially those in vulnerable populations.

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Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Announces Arrival of Male Red Panda at the Seneca Park Zoo

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello and Seneca Park Zoo officials announce the arrival of a male red panda named Willie who will join the Zoo’s female red panda, Starlight.

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Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Announces 24/7 Expansion Of County's Fit Team, New Team To Coordinate Addiction Care And Mental Health Taskforce

Friday, September 11th, 2020

The initiatives are a first step toward a greater reimaging of the way Monroe County delivers critical services and care to individuals in crisis.

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Statement From Monroe County Executive Adam Bello

Sunday, September 6th, 2020

Daniel Prude's life mattered and the tragic circumstance surrounding his death has caused enormous pain for our community. We have all been left with too many questions and not enough answers. Attorney General Letitia James' announcement that she will move to empanel a grand jury is an important first step in getting those answers that Mr. Prude's family and our community rightfully deserve.

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Monroe County To Participate In Statewide Stop Dwi Labor Day Crackdown Enforcement Effort

Friday, September 4th, 2020

Monroe County police agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort this weekend to crackdown on impaired driving. The statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown efforts began on August 19 and will end on September 7, 2020.

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Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Announces Reopening Of Salt Road Bridge Over Four Mile Creek In Webster

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

The new span incorporates repurposed deck panels salvaged from the Tappan Zee Bridge in the Hudson Valley, saving local taxpayers more than $100,000 in material costs.

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Bello Announces More Nonstop Flights On American Airlines To Miami

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello is pleased to announce that American Airlines will add nonstop seasonal service from Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) to Miami International Airport (MIA). The service to MIA will begin on November 7, 2020. These flights will operate Saturday only on Embraer 175, 76-seat aircraft.

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Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Urges Residents To Recycle Right! And Dispose Of Used Propane Tanks At Ecopark

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello is encouraging residents to RecycleRight! and safely dispose of empty propane tanks used for grilling, firepits and camp stoves by bringing them to the Monroe County ecopark for proper recycling.

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County Executive Bello Announces Potassium Iodide Distribution For Ginna Area Residents

Monday, August 31st, 2020

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello announced today that Potassium Iodide (KI) is being offered at no cost to Monroe County residents who live within the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone of Ginna Nuclear Power Plant. The pills will be distributed in partnership with Wegmans Food Markets.

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Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Announces County Is Providing PPE To Public, Private And Charter Schools

Friday, August 28th, 2020

The PPE are part of a supply acquired by Monroe County to address health and safety needs related to the pandemic. The county is providing schools with cloth face masks, adult and pediatric surgical masks, gloves, adult and pediatric face shields, N-95 masks, gowns, thermometers and hand sanitizer.

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Statement From Monroe County Executive Adam Bello

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

At a time when many local governments and community partners are facing a deficit, the County Legislature failed to consider legislation that would provide $124 million to the county, city, towns, villages and school districts, to create a Department of Diversity Equity & Inclusion, enact independent redistricting, help fight our opioid crisis and provide benefits to low income women and children.

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Bello Announces More Non Stop Flights On Southwest Airlines To Florida Destinations

Thursday, August 20th, 2020

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello today announced that Southwest Airlines has added non-stop service from the Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) to top Florida destinations for the period of January 5 through April 11, 2021. This represents 18 more non-stop flights to Florida markets than during this same time period in 2020.

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Monroe County Department Of Public Health To Receive National Emergency Preparedness Award

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello and Commissioner of Public Health Dr. Michael Mendoza are excited to announce that the Monroe County Department of Public Health has received national recognition for its Accessible Preparedness Training Program, developed to help area residents with disabilities be better prepared for emergencies.

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Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Announces Credit Card Fee Waiver For 2020 School District Tax Payment

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello is pleased to announce that credit card convenience fees will be waived for online payment of 2020 school district taxes.

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Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Signs Equal Pay Executive Order

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello today joined the Pay Equity Coalition for their Sound the Alarm event to recognize Black Women's Equal Pay Day and to sign an Executive Order to require all non-governmental county contractors to comply with Federal and New York State Equal Pay Laws.

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Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Releases Fast Forward Monroe Business Survey

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

Survey aims to capture the needs and concerns of Monroe County businesses in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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County Executive Bello, Mayor Warren, Co Chairs Announce The Selection Of The 21 Commission Members On Rase

Monday, August 10th, 2020

The Co-Chairs of the Commission on Racial and Structural Equity (RASE) alongside Mayor Lovely A. Warren and County Executive Adam J. Bello announced today the selection of the commissioners who will serve on the 21-member body.

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Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Introduces Legislation To Create Independent Redistricting Commission

Monday, August 10th, 2020

Independent Commission will bring further openness and transparency to County government. The eight-member Commission will be tasked with redrawing the Monroe County Legislature's 29 districts once the 2020 United States Census data becomes available.

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Statement From Monroe County Executive Adam Bello

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

"I appreciate that members of the Monroe County Legislature have joined me in support of renaming the Greater Rochester International Airport in honor of Frederick Douglass. In the weeks since first learning of this proposal, I have spoken with our federal representatives, members of our community and other interested stakeholders, and am grateful for all of their input and feedback..."

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Statement From Monroe County Executive Adam Bello

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

"Today marks a new chapter for Eastman Kodak, which has been a world leader in innovation for over 130 years and has always called Rochester 'home'. In this time of unprecedented challenge, this opportunity will showcase the best of Monroe County and our ability to quickly adapt to the needs of our new economy, even while responding to the COVID-19 crisis..."

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Jack's Place Playground Now Open

Friday, July 17th, 2020

County Executive Adam Bello joined Anne Marie and AJ Heiligman and their family to cut the ribbon on the 10,000 square foot playground in Monroe County's Webster Park

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Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Seeks To Create New Department Of Diversity, Equity And Inclusion

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

The Department, led by a Chief Diversity Officer, will spearhead efforts to diversify the county's workforce, review contracting and procurement procedures and develop and implement policies and strategies to combat all forms of bias and unequal treatment.

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County Executive Adam Bello Signs Local Law To Improve Emergency Communication For Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Individuals

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Requires American Sign Language Interpreters at all Monroe County Government Emergency Situation Press Conferences.

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Statement From Monroe County Executive Adam Bello

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

"I am incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of Assemblyman David Gantt. Assemblyman Gantt leaves a legacy of community service and activism that many in elected office aspire to achieve..."

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Chairs Share Details On The Commission On Racial And Structural Equity

Monday, June 29th, 2020

Mayor Lovely A. Warren and County Executive Adam Bello announced today that they have made the joint appointment of ESL Federal Credit Union Senior Vice President Arline Santiago as the third co-chair to the Commission on Racial and Structural Equity (RASE), joining co-chairs former Mayor William A. Johnson Jr. and Dr. Muhammad Shafiq.

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Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Announces Ontario Beach Is Open For Swimming

Friday, June 26th, 2020

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello is pleased to announce that public swimming at Ontario Beach Park is now open for the 2020 season.

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Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Announces Seneca Park Zoo Will Open On June 26

Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

Soft Opening for Zoo Members Scheduled for June 26 and June 27; Reopening for General Public Scheduled for June 28.

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Monroe County Parks Now Accepting Reservations For Shelters And Lodges

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello announced today that Monroe County Parks is now accepting reservations for park shelters and lodges. The County is also taking reservations for use of the atrium in the Monroe County Office Building, 39 W. Main St.

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Monroe County Urges Residents To Recycle Right! And Dispose Of Used Propane Tanks At Ecopark

Friday, June 19th, 2020

Each year, these tanks are disposed of improperly and pose a serious explosive risk to employees at the Monroe County Recycling Center and waste haulers throughout the region. Director of Environmental Services Michael J. Garland encourages residents to Recycle Right! and NEVER place ANY propane tanks in their recycling bin, tote OR the trash.

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Mayor Warren And County Executive Bello Announce Commission On Racial And Structural Equity

Thursday, June 18th, 2020

Mayor Lovely A. Warren and County Executive Adam J. Bello announced today the creation of the Commission on Racial and Structural Equity (RASE) to examine and develop policies and legislation to overcome systemic and institutional inequities, as well as, racism in Rochester and Monroe County.

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Statement From Monroe County Executive Adam Bello

Thursday, June 11th, 2020

"I am pleased Monroe County and the Finger Lakes Region are moving into Phase Three of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to reopen New York State. This is a testament to how well we have come together as a community to practice physical distancing, wear face coverings and follow guidelines intended to keep us safe and healthy."

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Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Joins Monroe County Legislator Justin Wilcox In Announcing Maisie's Law

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello and Monroe County Legislator Justin Wilcox were joined by Public Health Commissioner Dr. Michael Mendoza and Brighton parents Adam and MaryBeth Gillan today to announce legislation targeting the opioid crisis in our community called "Maisie's Law."

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Roc Airport Details Safety Procedures; Launches #Readysetroc Initiative To Prepare For Returning Passengers

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

County Executive Adam Bello announced today that the Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) has launched an initiative to promote safety and health at the airport named #ReadySetROC.

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Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Announces Mask Distribution For Restaurants

Monday, June 8th, 2020

This is a one-time distribution of 500 masks per business to help restaurants reopen quickly once Phase Three of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Forward NY plan begins.

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Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Announces Some County Facilities To Close On Friday, June 5

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello today announced the following closures of County facilities on Friday, June 5: Monroe County Office Building (39 W. Main St., Rochester) & CityPlace (50 W. Main St., Rochester)

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Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Issues Veto Of County Legislature Measure

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

Legislation Would Have Created Patronage Positions at the Monroe County Board of Elections. (Updated with statement regarding veto override)

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Monroe County Executive Adam Bello And Mayor Lovely Warren Announce Update To Roc Covid Symptom Tracker

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello and Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren joined Common Ground Health CEO Wade Norwood today to announce an update to the region's ROC COVID screening tool.

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County Executive Adam Bello Announces County Will Provide Face Shields To Barbers, Hair Stylists & Colorists

Friday, May 29th, 2020

County Executive Adam Bello announced today that Monroe County is distributing face shields to licensed barbers, hair stylists & colorists, who are now eligible to return to work as part of Phase 2 of Gov. Cuomo's plan to reopen NY.

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Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Announces Reopening Of Ecopark

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello announced today, May 27, 2020 that Ecopark, the county's recycling facility at 10 Avion Drive in Chili will reopen on June 3, with some new restrictions.

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Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Addresses 2020 21 County Budget

Friday, May 22nd, 2020

Today, Monroe County Executive Adam Bello unveiled proactive actions to close the County's projected budget deficit as a result of revenue shortfalls from the COVID-19 pandemic and the shuttered regional economy.

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Monroe County To Participate In Statewide Stop Dwi Memorial Day Weekend Crackdown Enforcement Effort

Friday, May 22nd, 2020

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello announced today that Monroe County police agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort to crack down on impaired driving. STOP-DWI Impaired Driving Crackdown runs May 22-26, 2020.

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Monroe County Executive Adam Bello To Host Virtual Groundbreaking Ceremony For War On Terror Memorial

Friday, May 22nd, 2020

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello, along with several local elected officials and representatives from the veterans community, will break ground on the War on Terror Memorial at Highland Park during a virtual ceremony on Monday, May 25.

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Monroe County Driving Ranges, Dog Parks To Reopen With New Social Distancing Restrictions

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Monroe County Department of Parks Director Patrick Meredith announced today that that pro shops and driving ranges at the county's golf courses will open, with restrictions, beginning today, May 20, 2020.

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Monroe County Executive Adam Bello And Local Leaders Call For Federal Aid To Localities Am ID Covid 19 Pandemic

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

Measures, Sponsored by Congressman Joe Morelle, Would Help to Offset Projected Budget Deficits for State, Local and Municipal Governments Across the Country

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County Executive Bello Reminds Residents Property Tax Due Date Has Been Extended To May 31

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

In-person payment of the 3rd and 4th installments at town and county offices continues to be prohibited through that date; payments still accepted by mail, online and via dropbox at County Office Building

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Monroe County Parks Buildings, Lodges, Shelters And Restrooms Remain Closed Through June 15

Monday, May 18th, 2020

Monroe County Department of Parks Director Patrick Meredith today announced the County is canceling all reservations for lodges and shelters in Monroe County Parks until at least June 15. Anyone whose reservations are cancelled by the County during this period will receive a full refund.

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Adam Bello Announces Opening Of Recreational Activities In Monroe County Parks, With Restrictions

Friday, May 15th, 2020

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello today announced a series of low-risk recreational opportunities in County parks are now available to the public in accordance with guidance from the Monroe County Department of Public Health and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's New York Forward plan.

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Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Announces Robert Franklin As Chief Financial Officer

Friday, May 15th, 2020

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello today announced Robert Franklin as the County's new Chief Financial Officer. Franklin, who previously held this position for nearly seven years (January 2013 - December 2019), has 17 years of experience in County government and administration and 28 years of experience in fiscal operations and accounting.

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Monroe County Employment Portal Aims To Help Long Term Care Facilities Recruit Staff

Friday, May 15th, 2020

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello today announced the creation of a new employment portal to help the county's long term care facilities recruit staff.

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Bello Announces "Whiskey 7" Flyover May 16 Th Honoring Coronavirus First Responders, Healthcare & Essential Workers

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello announced today that the National Warplane Museum located in Geneseo, NY will be conducting a flyover May 16th to honor first responders, healthcare and essential workers.

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New Health Screening Tool Unveiled To Help Prevent Further Spread Of Covid 19

Thursday, May 7th, 2020

County Executive Adam Bello was joined by Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, Common Ground Health CEO Wade Norwood and County Public Health Commissioner Dr. Michael Mendoza today to urge residents to sign up for ROC COVID, a health screening tool that could help prevent further spread of COVID-19.

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Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Announces Coordinated Plan To Distribute Face Coverings To County Residents

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello today announced a new initiative to distribute face coverings to county residents. This plan is part of the County Executive's ongoing efforts to improve and protect the safety and well-being of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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County Executive Adam Bello Launches "Take 5 Monroe"

Friday, April 24th, 2020

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello today launched "Take 5 Monroe," a new county-wide campaign encouraging us all to take five (5) minutes out of each day to care for ourselves, our neighbors, colleagues and loved ones, during this period of continued social distancing.

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Monroe County Golf Courses To Open Friday With New Social Distancing Restrictions

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello and Department of Parks Director Patrick Meredith on Thursday announced that the county's golf courses at Durand Eastman, Genesee Valley and Churchville parks will open Friday in accordance with an Executive Order signed this week by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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County Executive Adam Bello Continues Due Date Extension For Real Property Taxes

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello will sign an Executive Order on Friday continuing the due date extension for the third and fourth installments of Town and County real property taxes from April 30, 2020 to May 31, 2020.

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Initiative Aimed At Reducing Racial & Ethnic Disparities Related To Covid 19 Launched With Trillium Health, Jordan Health, Urmc

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

County Executive Adam Bello and Public Health Commissioner Dr. Michael Mendoza were joined by Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren to announce a new initiative aimed at reducing racial and ethnic disparities related to COVID-19.

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Adam Bello Announces Monroe County And Partners Ramping Up "Six Feet Saves" Public Health Campaign At Critical Time

Friday, April 10th, 2020

County Executive Adam Bello unveiled a "Six Feet Saves" public service announcement "Domino" video today, as part of an expanding effort to engage the entire community in slowing the spread of COVID-19. Watch Video

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Monroe County Veterans Service Agency Offers Help For Veterans Struggling Through Covid 19 Crisis

Thursday, April 9th, 2020

Over the past two weeks, local American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts and individuals have donated well over $3,000 in non-perishable food and supplies and more than $1,500 in grocery gift cards to the effort.
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Adam Bello And Lovely Warren Launch "Six Feet Saves" Public Health Campaign To Help Slow Spread Of Covid 19

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello and Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren today unveiled a new public health campaign designed to engage the entire community in slowing the spread of COVID-19.

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Monroe County Department Of Public Health Announces Plan To Provide Safe Housing Option

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

The Monroe County Department of Public Health is pleased to announce the Clarion Pointe Rochester hotel, 2729 Monroe Ave., will serve as a safe housing option for people in mandatory quarantine or isolation.

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County Executive, Officials From URMC & Rochester Regional Health, Announce Collaborative Covid 19 Surge Capacity Plan

Friday, March 27th, 2020

The Plan details a phased approach to increasing capacity within the community's two major health systems, as well as efforts to create a field hospital to meet additional needs if necessary.

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Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Announces Zero Interest Small Business Assistance Loan Program

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello today announced the creation of an Emergency Small Business Assistance loan program to help businesses affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

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Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Announces Job Portal For Essential Businesses And Job Seekers

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello this morning announced a job portal that will connect essential businesses who are looking to expand their workforce during the COVID-19 crisis and individuals across the community who are healthy and looking for work.

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County Executive Adam Bello Extends Due Date For Real Property Taxes

Saturday, March 21st, 2020

The due date for 3rd installment payments has been extended to April 30, 2020 without interest penalties. In-person payments at Town and County facilities are prohibited throughout the State of Emergency. Online and mail payments will continue to be accepted.

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MONROE COUNTY DMVS MOVE TO APPOINTMENT-ONLY SERVICE UNTIL APRIL 1ST, U.S. PASSPORTS APPLICATIONS SUSPENDED

Sunday, March 15th, 2020

Beginning on Monday, March 16th until April 1st, all four (4) DMV branches will be moving to an appointment system only, except for the surrendering of license plates.

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Statement From County Executive Adam Bello On The Closing Of Public Schools Across Monroe County

Saturday, March 14th, 2020

After consultation with Public Health Commissioner Dr. Mike Mendoza and the Superintendents of all 22 Monroe County School Districts, all Monroe County public schools will be closed to students beginning Monday, March 16 until further notice.

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Monroe County Hires The Bonadio Group To Monitor Child Protective Services

Monday, March 9th, 2020

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello and Deputy County Executive for Health and Human Services Corinda Crossdale today announced that the county has hired consulting firm The Bonadio Group to monitor and perform a systemic review of the county's Child Protective Services division.

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County Executive Adam J. Bello Launches Monroe County Covid 19 Information Page

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

With all the community concern and ongoing news about the international outbreak of Novel COVID-19, I'm launching this web page to make sure the residents of Monroe County have the most up-to-date and comprehensive information possible about this dynamic situation.

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Monroe County Transition Committee Issues Final Report To County Executive Bello

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

The Transition Committee for Monroe County Executive Adam Bello today delivered its final Transition Report, capping one of the most intensive community-stakeholder driven efforts ever for County Government.

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County Executive Adam Bello Announces Return Of Free Youth February To Seneca Park Zoo

Monday, January 27th, 2020

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello announced Free Youth February will return to the Seneca Park Zoo. Throughout the month, up to five youth can visit the zoo for free with every adult ticket purchased.

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