Rooney joins Laberge

— Kathleen A. Rooney

Kathleen A. Rooney has joined the Laberge Group as a local government specialist.

Rooney is an experienced municipal manager with more than 30 years of county management, policy development, budget, finance, and inter-municipal-cooperation experience.

As manager for Schenectady County, Rooney worked with the county legislature to institute government efficiency initiatives credited with saving the county more than $40 million per year and managed the consolidation of four municipal emergency dispatch operations into the Schenectady County Unified Communications Center, according to a release from Laberge.

She also helped develop Schenectady County’s 2017 Countywide Shared Services Plan, which generated annual savings of $1.5 million per year, and contributed to the development of the 2015 New York State Local Government Efficiency Plan for the county, which delivered annual savings of $2 million, the release said.

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