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Youth Bureau

Building a strong foundation for all youth to become healthy, productive members of our community

The County Youth Bureau Mission is to assist communities & other entities to:
  • Prepare youth for their eventual economic self-sufficiency, facilitation of summer youth employment opportunities.
  • Children and youth will demonstrate good citizenship as law-abiding, contributing members of their families, schools & communities: by youth participation in constructive leisure time activities.
  • Children and youth will have optimal physical and emotional health (i.e. Emotional health and free from health risk behaviors).
  • New York State communities will provide youth and their families with opportunities to help them meet their needs for physical, social, moral and emotional growth: through communities making available/accessible formal and informal services.
To accomplish our mission the County Youth Bureau funds an array of programs, based throughout the county. A list of contacts, for the programs listed, may be found on our Directory of Service Links page. Communities within our county have formed joint recreation programs. Commission free of charge. We encourage you to take advantage of what Chenango County communities have to offer.

County Youth Board Members

  • Jim Everard, Chair, Resident, Town of Norwich
  • Tylena Daniels, Office of Employment & Training
  • Public Defender
  • Beth Beers, Deputy Commissioner, Chenango County DSS
  • Gladys Branagan, Resident, Town of Plymouth
  • James Mullen, Executive Director, Norwich YMCA
  • Susan Borchardt, District Attorney Office
  • Andy White, Probation Director Chenango County Probation
  • Sharon Vesely, Executive Director, The Place
  • Anthony Testani, Ex-Officio, Youth Bureau Director, City of Norwich

Contact Information

    Kathryn J. Clemens, MS
    Youth Bureau Director
    Email: KathyC@co.chenango.ny.us

    County Office Building
    5 Court Street
    Norwich, New York 13815

    Phone: (607) 337-1656
    Fax: (607) 337-1435