James “Jim” Burpoe Appointed Deputy County Executive of Putnam County

Real Estate In-Depth | December 20, 2022

James Burpoe

Putnam County Executive-Elect Kevin Byrne announced earlier this month the appointment of James “Jim” Burpoe as Deputy County Executive for the incoming Byrne Administration.

Burpoe has an extensive background in both the public and private sectors, leading government and businesses in implementing cost-savings and efficiency measures. Burpoe currently serves as the Commissioner of General Services for Orange County where he has streamlined government operations, saving taxpayers millions of dollars annually while enhancing processes and services throughout the county. He also spearheaded the consolidation of Orange County’s Information Technology and Purchasing Departments, leading to additional efficiencies and better enabling the government to serve the people. In addition to his years of service in county government, his background includes building and managing his own multi-million-dollar retail technology start-up company, as well as his time in public service as a law enforcement officer and U.S. Army veteran. As Putnam’s new Deputy County Executive, Burpoe will be instrumental in implementing a more efficient, streamlined and transparent government, Byrne said.

“I am honored that Jim has accepted my request to join me in creating a better Putnam County for all,” said Putnam County Executive-Elect Byrne. “I have known Jim for years and have always admired his innovative thinking, his can-do attitude, and his energetic spirit. His experience in county government is unmatched. His ability as a strategic thinker has been a boon to Orange County residents, saving them millions of dollars every year as the County has fostered economic growth. I am thrilled that he is willing to bring his ideas and talent across the Hudson River as we seek to bring bold change and fresh leadership to Putnam County.”