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There are 7 members in the County Operations & Public Safety Committee.


County Operations

County Operations shall have charge of all matters relating to the following departments:

  • Board of Elections
  • County Attorney
  • County Clerk
  • County Museum
  • Information Services
  • Real Property Tax Service.

In addition, the committee shall have the following responsibilities:

  • General jurisdiction over general governmental functions.
  • Liaison with Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System.

Public Safety

Public Safety shall have charge of all matters relating to the following departments:

  • Assigned Counsel
  • District Attorney
  • Emergency Services
  • Judiciary
  • Probation
  • Public Defender
  • Sheriff

In addition, the committee shall have the following responsibilities:

  • Emergency Communications Systems.
  • Liaison with Fire Advisory Board. Liaison with Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).
  • Liaison with Nuclear Waste industry.

Note: The County Operations & Public Safety Committee was created in 2016 after merging the County Operations and Public Safety committees.


Committee Members:

Richard L. Klancer, Chair

Joseph Boberg, Vice-Chair

Frank H. Higgins

Laurie A. Hunt

David M. Koch

Kip A. Morrow

Richard C. Smith

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