COUNTY OF ROCKLAND, NEW YORK
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Stephen F. DeGroat,
Rockland County is a suburban county 9.5 miles north of Manhattan, part of the New York Metropolitan Area in the U.S. state of New York. It is the southernmost county in New York west of the Hudson River, and the smallest county in New York outside of New York City. The County was organized in 1798 and presently has a land area of 176 square miles. The population, as of the US 2010 Census, is 311,687. The name derives from "rocky land", as the area was described by early Dutch and English settlers.
Within the County are five towns (Clarkstown, Haverstraw, Orangetown, Ramapo and Stony Point), 19 incorporated villages and nine independent school districts. Rockland's county seat is the hamlet of New City. The County is one of the suburban counties located within the New York Metropolitan Area and is primarily residential in character. Rockland County is designated as a Preserve America Community, and roughly one-third of the county is parkland.
The chief fiscal officer of the County is the Commissioner of Finance who is appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Legislature. The Commissioner of Finance is responsible for the administration of the financial affairs of the County. Duties of this position include: collecting and disbursing County funds, investing such funds for temporary periods, issuing debt approved by the County Legislature, maintaining accounting records and preparing financial statements therefrom. The current Acting Commissioner of Finance is Stephen F. DeGroat.
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