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Former New Windsor Supervisor George Green Passes Away at 76

NEW WINDSOR—The Orange County Partnership was saddened to hear of the passing of long-time civil servant, former Orange County Legislator and Supervisor for the Town of New Windsor George Green.


Green passed away on March 23 at the age of 76. Green and the Town of New Windsor received the Orange County Partnership’s Spirit of Innovation Award at the 32nd annual Orange County Partnership awards event held on Dec. 4, 2018 at Anthony’s Pier 9.


Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus said, “I had a great working relationship with George and he was well-respected by his peers. George was a dedicated and hard-working man and took great pride in representing the residents of New Windsor. You always knew where you stood with George, which I always appreciated. He will be deeply missed and my thoughts and prayers are with his family.”


Maureen Halahan, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Orange County Partnership, said, “George Green was a true public servant who always thought of the needs of his constituents in every decision he made, while balancing the need to bring revenue and jobs to New Windsor and all of Orange County. He was honest, but fair. He will be missed.”


The son of the late Norman and Evelyn (Morrison) Green, he was born in Cornwall and graduated from Mercy College with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, and continued his education at the FBI National Academy graduating in the 125th session in Quantico, VA. He was a former member of the New Windsor Police Benevolent Association, and previously served as New Windsor and Orange County Republican Commissioner.


Green was dedicated to his community having served 21 years in the New Windsor Police Department retiring at the rank of Administrative Sergeant in 1987. He continued his service to the town in 1988 having been elected as the Town Supervisor, a position he held until 1993. From 1998 to 2005 he served as Orange County Legislator representing the 15th legislative district. He was later re-elected to the position of Town Supervisor serving 14 years before retiring in December of 2019.