GOSHEN – Orange County Executive Edward A. Diana is pleased to announce that Richard Mayfield has been appointed to fill the top spot at the Orange County Office of Community Development, a position he has held as Acting Director since November 2011. Mayfield’s appointment was unanimously approved by the Orange County Legislature.
Prior to being named Director of Community of Development, Mayfield served as the County’s Director of Operations. He joined the County Executive’s staff in 2007 as press secretary and assistant to the County Executive.
"It gives me great pleasure to name Richard as Director of Community Development and to know that his appointment was met with such enthusiastic support from the Legislature," said County Executive Diana. "During his tenure with Orange County Government, Richard has worn many different hats and taken on a variety of challenges, including oversight of numerous County departments. He is a consummate team player, a dedicated public servant, and an experienced leader. I know that he will be successful in his new role," added Diana.
A life-long Orange County resident, Mayfield and his wife Deborah reside in the Town of Newburgh. Richard served as District Director for Congressman Ben Gilman for 12 years and Director of the Office of Inter-Governmental Relations with the New York State Assembly.