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Departing Interim Administrator Paula Younger Recognized for Tremendous Service to County Government and the People of Tompkins County

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Departing Interim Administrator Paula Younger Recognized for Tremendous Service to County Government and the People of Tompkins County

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

The Legislature, in a surprise resolution, recognized Interim County Administrator Paula Younger, who has served as Deputy County Administrator for more than eleven years, for her many and varied important contributions to county government and the people of Tompkins County. Younger will leave county government as of January 10th, and Legislators and staff wore blue to mark her new role as Ithaca College’s first-ever Executive Director for Government and Community Relations.
The Legislature’s resolution of recognition, approved by unanimous vote, lauds Younger for “tak(ing) on a wide variety of roles in disparate areas of county business, serving as needed and accepting whatever challenges for given to her.” Among her many accomplishment cited: securing grant funding to help establish the Greater Tompkins County Municipal Health Insurance Consortium; spearheading the comprehensive proposal to the federal government for ARRA shovel-ready projects; establishing a Grants Development and Management Center; providing essential support to the countywide Broadband initiative; initiating, leading, and facilitating a number of important diversity and inclusion initiative, including the County’s first Diversity and Inclusion Policy; developing and managing the administrative policy process and the County’s corporate compliance program; and securing technical assistance from the U.S. Department of Justice in response to the Hornbrook Road incident, and playing a key role in securing a New York State grant for the Law Enforcement Shared Services study.

The resolution states, “Paula’s broad knowledge of the governmental structures and governmental and agency programming in Tompkins County, as well as the people in our community that work within these systems make her wonderfully suited to this new opportunity.” The Legislature, “on behalf of a grateful staff and community”, congratulates Younger on her new position and “thanks her for her dedication and service to our constituents and the cause of good government,” adding that it looks forward to continued collaboration with her to build upon the positive community relationship between Ithaca College and Tompkins County in the years to come.

Expressing her appreciation, administrator Younger said, “You have challenged me, you have developed me, you have given me an opportunity to learn….I do not want to say good-bye, I just look forward to seeing you when I put on my ‘blue suit’.”