ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – Chemung County has a new Deputy County Executive after a special meeting of the legislature Tuesday afternoon.

The county clerk confirmed with 18 News that County Treasurer Jennifer Furman was appointed as the new Deputy County Executive. According to the county, the appointment is effective immediately.

The Chemung County Legislature held a special meeting on February 21, 2023, to appoint a new Deputy Executive after David Sheen transitioned into an administrative role within the Executive Branch. The meeting was held just after noon in the Hazlett Building in downtown Elmira.

Sheen is expected to retire on December 31, 2023, from the legislature, but in the meantime will be responsible for reviewing purchasing protocols and assisting with the implementation of the newly created county-wide purchasing initiative, reviewing departmental budgeting amendment requests, reviewing internal policies and developing strategies involving purchasing and budgeting, along with other duties.

18 News has reached out to the county to ask what will happen to the Treasurer position with Furman’s new appointment.