Rockland County Announces Retirement of Consumer Protection Director
Rockland County Government announced two staffing changes that will take effect as of Monday, October 2.
Director of Consumer Protection Jim Elcik is retiring and will be replaced by current Principal Assistant County Attorney Kimberly Von Ronn.
Elcik was first named Director of Consumer Protection in January 2019.
Prior to being named director he was a former United States Marshal who rose through the ranks, beginning as a Deputy US Marshal in January of 1991 before retiring in May of 2018 as Assistant Chief Deputy US Marshal for the Eastern District of New York.
"Jim did a phenomenal job as our Consumer Protection Director," said County Executive Ed Day, "investigating nearly 700 complaints last year alone – a 50% increase from the year prior. Those investigations resulted in 142 prosecutions for unlicensed contracting and resulted in $88,000 being returned to homeowners. That's up 80% from 2021.
"While Jim's retirement is undoubtedly a loss for our County, he will be capably replaced by current Principal Assistant County Attorney Kimberly Von Ronn. Kim has served in her position since 2021, and I am fully confident in her abilities to continue protecting consumers here in Rockland."
During her time as Principal Assistant County Attorney Von Ronn was pivotal in developing and launching the County's new Office of Buildings and Codes (OBC), which included crafting the policies and procedures in this first-ever initiative by the state, in addition to overseeing the prosecution of New York State Fire Prevention and Building Safety Code violations, managing attorneys and litigation assistants, and providing managerial support to the Director.
The Director of Consumer Protection job pays $128,285 annually.
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