Robin Dalton, Incoming Public Safety Commissioner, Appoints Eileen Finneran As Her Deputy

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Saratoga Springs Public Safety Commissioner-Elect Robin Dalton Appoints Eileen J. Finneran as Deputy Commissioner

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NEW YORK (December 23, 2019) – Saratoga Springs Public Safety Commissioner-Elect Robin Dalton announced today that Eileen J. Finneran has been named Deputy Commissioner of Public Safety for the next Saratoga Springs City Council term – which will begin on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2020.

“I proudly ran, and won election, as a person who was an early adopter of the concept of ‘One Saratoga.’ This appointment applies that concept,” Commissioner- Elect Dalton stated. “Eileen brings something unique to the table: Not just a wealth of experience, but specific experience with the position she will be assuming.”

Ms. Finneran has served as Deputy Commissioner under two previous Commissioners of Public Safety (Chris Mathiesen and Ron Kim,) as well as Deputy to Mayor Valerie Keehn. Her background also includes significant experience with the Saratoga Springs’ Zoning Board of Appeals, the New York State Legislature, local educational institutions, in addition to extensive volunteer work.

“We have an ambitious agenda in Public Safety, and in the City,” Commissioner- Elect Dalton continued, “and I want the best people on my team who will help to get us there. I’m delighted to appoint Eileen.”

“By accepting this appointment, Eileen Finneran is reaching across party lines today as much as I am. We both do so in the belief that the City will be better as a result. That, to me, is “One Saratoga.” Commissioner-Elect Dalton concluded. “Thank you, Eileen, for agreeing to continue to serve our City.”

4 thoughts on “Robin Dalton, Incoming Public Safety Commissioner, Appoints Eileen Finneran As Her Deputy”

  1. Having Eileen Finneran serve as Deputy Commissioner makes sense. She was a great help to me when I was Commissioner. She is liked and respected by the department staff. She knows the position better than anyone.

    Ken Klotz crossed party lines in 1996 when he was elected Commissioner of Finance because the person who he thought was best qualified to serve as his deputy happened to be a Republican. That person continues to serve the City well and is now Director of Finance. Robin Dalton deserves credit for appointing Eileen.

    Chris Mathiesen

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