Syracuse, N.Y. – Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon today announced that Isabelle Harris had accepted the position as the Director of Strategic Initiatives for Onondaga County.
County Executive McMahon said, “With the stimulus funding provided by the American Relief Act, Onondaga County has a once in a generation opportunity to recover stronger and better than ever from the COVID-19 pandemic. It was important that we found someone who had experience overseeing projects, the relationships with our partners at all levels of government and a proven track record of getting things done.” McMahon continued, “I am grateful that Isabelle has agreed to accept this new challenge and I am confident that she will help produce real results for the people of Onondaga County.”
Harris brings wide breadth of experience to the role having previously served as Legislative Director, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and District Director for former Senator John DeFrancisco. She also served as District Director for Congressman John Katko and served nearly five years with the Onondaga County Office of Economic Development where she, among other responsibilities, helped craft programs to encourage business and industry to locate or expand in Onondaga County, worked with fiscal professionals to identify and secure funding for business development and coordinate communications between local municipalities regarding new or relocating businesses.
Harris begins her new job immediately. The two Deputy Director of Strategic Initiative positions will be filled in the coming weeks.