Development Authority of the North Country


The Administration unit of the Development Authority of the North Country consists of executive management, the compliance officer, finance department, human resources and public affairs.  Administration oversees the daily operations of the organization and ensures compliance with the New York State Public Authority Accountability Act.

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The Development Authority’s administrative and Technology offices are located in the
Dulles State Office Building, 317 Washington Street, Watertown.

The Executive Director is appointed by the Board of Directors and takes his/her direction from the Board.  All senior managers report to the Executive Director.  Also reporting directly to the Executive Director is the Compliance Officer.  The Compliance Officer ensures that the Development Authority and its staff are meeting all levels of compliance with, not only New York State and the Public Authorities Accountability Act, but also the policies and procedures enacted by the Authority itself to ensure a transparent and accountable organization.

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Annually, the Development Authority’s Board of Directors and senior management staff meet to map out the
organization’s vision and plan for the coming year.

The Comptroller is the chief financial officer for the Development Authority of the North Country.  He/she oversees the financial performance of the organization and operational budgets.

The Authority’s Administration offices are located in the Dulles State Office Building in downtown Watertown. Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.