The director of administration, who serves immediately under the Erie County Executive, oversees 10 departments and offices in the executive branch.
The departments and offices under the oversight of the director of administration are the departments of Health, Public Safety, Planning, Veterans Affairs, Corrections and Human Services; the Erie County Library; the Public Defender’s Office; and the offices of Procurement and Operations.
The director of administration also promotes efficiency in operations, manages capital projects, acts as a liaison with other elected officials, and represents the county in the community.
Gary Lee has served as director of administration since he was appointed to the position by County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper in 2014.
Did you know? The director of administration oversees approximately 800 employees.