NARROWSBURG — The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) will host a presentation by Sullivan County Commissioner of Public Safety Scott F. Schulte on Thursday, August 3, at 7:00 p.m. at the UDC office located at 211 Bridge Street, Narrowsburg, NY, with a Zoom option available for remote participation.
In his new role that he assumed May 30, Schulte oversees Sullivan County’s Division of Public Safety, which includes the Office of Emergency Management/Homeland Security, the Bureau of Fire, the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, the Probation Department, and the 911 Center.
He will also be responsible for the county’s Emergency Operations Center when that is activated, as it has been for storm and pandemic events.
Schulte served as director of the Office of Emergency Management at SUNY New Paltz from 2007 until May, when he joined Sullivan County following unanimous approval by the Sullivan County Legislature.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Emergency Management from Empire State College and a Master’s in Higher Education Administration from Stony Brook University. He graduated from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Emergency Management Basic Academy and Advanced Academy.
Schulte is a certified emergency manager, enterprise risk management professional, firefighter, fire investigator, and code enforcement official.
Originally from New Paltz, he has been the chief court officer for the Town of New Paltz Court for 22 years, an investigator with the Ulster County Fire Investigation Unit for 11 years, and formerly a police officer at SUNY New Paltz.
He is also chief of East Coast Firefighting Operations for the nonprofit Emergency Volunteer Project, through which he’s repeatedly traveled to Israel during that nation’s natural disasters and conflicts.
Schulte resides in Wallkill with his wife Jessica (a high school teacher in Kingston) and their dog Max. He remains an active member of the Shawangunk Valley Volunteer Fire Department and a life member of the New Paltz Fire Department.
The UDC business meeting that follows the presentation will include potential status reports from the Delaware River Basin Commission, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, National Park Service, and the UDC Executive Director; discussion of old and new business; and public comment.
All UDC meetings are open to the public. For further information on how to participate, contact Administrative Support Stephanie Driscoll at firstname.lastname@example.org or (845) 252-3022.
Please check www.upperdelawarecouncil.org or UDC social media pages for any meeting updates.