Ed Day, Rockland County Executive


September 20, 2017

Contact: Jane Lerner, Director of Strategic Communications
Office of the County Executive (845) 638-5645


Rockland County Executive Ed Day Appoints New Director of Consumer Protection

NEW CITY, NY – Rockland County Executive Ed Day has named Judi Hunderfund director of the Department of Consumer Protection.

The Rockland County Legislature approved the appointment at its Tuesday meeting.

Hunderfund, a chemical engineer, has worked for the County for 30 years, most recently as director of Environmental Public Health in the Rockland County Department of Health.

"Judi's analytical skills and attention to detail along with her considerable experience within County government make her the ideal person to move forward the Department of Consumer Protection," Day said. "She will fight to make sure that Rockland consumers are treated fairly."

Hunderfund has many plans to continue and expand the work done by the Department of Consumer Protection.

She plans to implement new technology to reorganize and streamline the Department to better serve both the public and contactors.

"The overarching goal is to provide better customer service," she said. "That includes making additional information available on-line, increasing public awareness of the Department, making it easier to access information during non-business hours and using a more consistent approach dealing with unlicensed contractors."

The Rockland County Department of Consumer Protection/Weights & Measures protects consumers by investigating complaints, assists in developing laws to protect the public and warns of frauds and scams.

The Weights & Measures component of the department enforces New York State Agriculture & Markets Laws and conducts inspections of scales, gas stations, octane sampling, among other responsibilities.

Hunderfund, a Tomkins Cove resident, succeeds Director Terry Grosselfinger, who died in May.

Fourteen of the County's 26 departments are headed by women, a number that steadily increased during Day's administration.