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Putnam Deputy County Executive Joins Department Of Energy

Bruce Walker gets sworn in by Rick Perry.
Bruce Walker gets sworn in by Rick Perry. Photo Credit: Contributed

PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. -- Bruce Walker is headed to Washington.

The Putnam Deputy County Executive, a Mahopac native, resigned Wednesday after being confirmed as Assistant Secretary for the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability at the U.S. Department of Energy.

“Words cannot express my gratitude toward Bruce J. Walker for all that he has done for Putnam County. He is a wealth of knowledge and sensibility and he will be truly missed,” said County Executive MaryEllen Odell. “Bruce being confirmed as Assistant Secretary of the US Department of Energy is a testament to his skills and insight. The people of Putnam County were fortunate to have him for the past six years.”

As the Assistant Secretary, the focus of Walker’s responsibility will be to provide leadership on a national level to modernize the electric grid, enhance the security and reliability of the energy infrastructure and facilitate recovery from disruptions to the energy supply both domestically and internationally.

Odell said she will not fill Walker's position in 2018.

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