Richard Mayfield

State Director

State Director, NY, USDA, Rural Development


   As State Director, Mayfield will use his leadership experience to oversee Rural Development programs in a customer-focused manner to restore prosperity in rural New York. Mayfield has extensive experience in government and economic development. In 2013, he was appointed as Orange County’s Community Development Director. He previously served as the county’s Director of Operations. Mayfield joined the county in 2007 as the Press Secretary and Assistant to the County Executive for then County Executive Ed Diana.

   A lifelong Orange County resident, Mayfield served as district director for Rep. Ben Gilman for 12 years, and as director of the Office of Inter-Governmental Relations with the New York State Assembly, before joining county government.