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Brooks, Town Supervisors & Village Mayors Unveil Local Government Tax Freeze Efficiency Plan

Fri, May 29 2015

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks was joined by Town Supervisors and Village Mayors from across Monroe County to unveil and sign the Local Government Tax Freeze Efficiency Plan. The plan, which features over $60 million in estimated annual cost-savings achieved through shared services and operational efficiencies, builds upon the exceptional record of cooperation that has long-existed between municipalities within Monroe County

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Brooks Announces Opening & Schedule For Historic Dentzel Carousel At Ontario Beach Park

Thu, May 21 2015

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the historic Dentzel Menagerie Carousel at Ontario Beach Park in Charlotte, will open for the 2015 Season on Friday, May 22nd.  This year will be the carousel’s 110th continuous season at the Park, where it first opened in 1905.  To mark the first day of the 2015 season, FREE carousel rides will be offered, regardless of age, from 12:00 Noon until 9:00 p.m. on Friday.

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Brooks Announces Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection on County's Eastside

Tue, May 12 2015

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced, that the Monroe County Department of Environmental Services (DES) and the Towns of Perinton and Pittsford as well as the Villages of Pittsford, East Rochester and Fairport have partnered together to hold a free household hazardous waste (HHW), paper shredding and electronics collection day on Saturday, May 16th from 7:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Perinton Highway Garage located at 100 Cobbs Lane. Appointments are required for the HHW collection, but are not needed for recycling electronics.

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Brooks Announces Male Sea Lion To Join Zoo Family

Mon, May 11 2015

It is with great pleasure that County Executive Maggie Brooks, along with officials from Seneca Park Zoo and the Seneca Park Zoo Society, announces the arrival of a 9-year-old California sea lion named Boomerang. He comes to the Zoo from Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut, and joins the Zoo’s three resident sea lions, a 2-year-old male and two adult females.

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Brooks Proclaims Children's Mental Health Awareness Day in Monroe County

Fri, May 08 2015

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks joined communities across the nation in recognition of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. The County celebrated the successes of youth and their families who have overcome mental health obstacles at the 9th annual ‘Got Dreams’ Awards Ceremony.

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BROOKS ANNOUNCES PHARMACEUTICAL COLLECTIONS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH WEGMANS

Wed, Apr 29 2015

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the Monroe County Department of Environmental Services (DES) is once again partnering with Wegmans and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office to hold a Pharmaceutical Waste Collection on Saturday, May 2nd from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Wegmans, located at 3177 Latta Road in the Town of Greece.

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Brooks Presents Draft monroe200 Report To Local Millennials

Sat, Apr 25 2015

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks presented the draft report to the participants of the monroe200 initiative and welcomed the diverse group of young people to provide their thoughts on this first-of-its kind draft, meant to capture the millennial generation’s ideas about our community’s future. monroe200 was first announced in Brooks’ 2014 State of the County Address and will, upon its conclusion, produce a public, final report to help guide local policymaking.

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Two African Elephants Join Zoo's Herd

Thu, Apr 16 2015

It is with great pleasure that County Executive Maggie Brooks, along with officials from Seneca Park Zoo and the Seneca Park Zoo Society, announces the arrival of two female African elephants to Seneca Park Zoo. Moki (moe-key) and Chana (cha-nah) were born in Zimbabwe in 1982. They come to us from Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens in Jacksonville, Florida.

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Brooks unveils SafeGait Equipment at Monroe Community Hospital

Thu, Apr 09 2015

County Executive Maggie Brooks, joined by Monroe Community Hospital Executive Health Director Gene Larrabee and Gorbel President Brian Reh, unveiled new, state-of-the-art technology called SafeGait.

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

Wed, Apr 08 2015

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the Monroe County Department of Environmental Services (DES) and the Towns of Webster and Penfield have partnered to hold an appointment-only, one-day Household Hazardous Waste Collection at the Town of Webster Highway Garage, 1005 Picture Parkway, on Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 7:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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Brooks, Doorley Honor two Local Citizens for Heroic Actions

Wed, Apr 08 2015

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks and Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley honored two heroic individuals for saving a fellow citizen’s life.

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Brooks Announces Aurora Machine as April Business of the Month

Thu, Apr 02 2015

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that Aurora Machine has been named Monroe County’s “Business of the Month” for April of 2015 and is now featured on the Monroe County website at monroecounty.gov.

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Brooks, Yolevich honor local Vietnam Veterans for “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day”

Fri, Mar 27 2015

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks, accompanied by Legislator and Vietnam Veteran Richard Yolevich, paid tribute to local Vietnam Veterans during Monroe County’s fifth annual “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.” The celebration, which included a joint proclamation from Brooks and Yolevich presented to the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 20 of Rochester, was held to offer recognition and appreciation for all veterans who served in the Vietnam War.

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Brooks Kicks-Off Monroe County's 2015 United Way Campaign

Fri, Mar 06 2015

County Executive Maggie Brooks, joined by United Way President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Carpino, kicked-off the 2015 United Way of Greater Rochester Campaign for Monroe County employees.

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Brooks Announces Five Star Bank As Sponsor For The 2015 Rochester Airshow

Wed, Mar 04 2015

Joined by representatives from Five Star Bank, Ronald McDonald House Charities and the Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC), Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced Five Star Bank as the official presenting sponsor of the 2015 Rochester International Airshow.

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Local Officials Provide MCC Downtown Campus Project Update

Tue, Mar 03 2015

Partners involved in the development of Monroe Community College’s (MCC) new downtown campus updated the community on the project’s progress and announced $6 million in increased funding has been secured for the project. Leaders offered insight into the ongoing work at the site on the corner of State Street and Morrie Silver Way, as well as draft designs for a transformative campus that will serve students, employers and the community.

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Brooks Joins Local Labor Unions To Announce A Project Labor Agreement (PLA) For New Downtown MCC Campus

Sun, Feb 08 2015

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks today announced a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) with many local unions will be implemented for the new downtown Monroe Community College campus project. Brooks was joined by Rochester Building and Trades Council President Dave Young and Monroe Community College President Dr. Anne M. Kress.

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Brooks Launches “Coats for Kids”: Initiative Provides Warm Coats for Children this Winter

Wed, Jan 07 2015

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks was joined by Principal Jay Piper to provide coats for selected K-6 students attending the Children’s School of Rochester. “Coats for Kids” is a new Monroe County initiative that will provide 138 winter coats to children in need throughout the community.

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