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2021 News Archives

Legislature Hears COVID-19 Response Update Following Recent Record Case Increase A detailed report on the Tompkins County COVID-19 pandemic response was given to the Legislature by Public Health Director Frank Kruppa and Emergency Operations Center Chief Amie Hendrix. The theme of this…
The Reimagining Public Safety Collaborative invites the community to share their input on plans to transform public safety in the City of Ithaca and Tompkins County through the newly launched www.publicsafetyreimagined.org website. The launch of the community engagement website follows several…
Tompkins County has issued a request for proposals (RFP) seeking a new vendor to operate the café, bar, and giftshop at the Ithaca Tompkins International Airport. Local businesses in the food service industry are encouraged to respond and join County staff for a mandatory site visit and tour is…
The Tompkins Food Future team invites the public to attend a free community event where results of the Tompkins County Food System Baseline Assessment will be shared. The event will be held on Wednesday September 29th at 5:00pm at the Ithaca Farmers Market, 545 Third Street, in Ithaca…
Expansive COVID-19 Update Given by Public Health Director and County Staff Tompkins County Public Health Director Frank Kruppa and members of the Emergency Operations Center updated the Legislature on the COVID-19 pandemic situation in Tompkins County and ongoing elements of the County’s…
The Tompkins County Legislature is inviting members of the community to apply for the volunteer role of redistricting commissioner. A group of nine volunteer commissioners will be selected to use newly released Census data to assess and propose changes to geographic areas represented by Tompkins…
Legislature Moves to Accept American Rescue Plan Funds as Lost Revenue Replacement, Additional Expanded Budget Committee Meeting to Discuss Funds Planned for August 10 Following the Legislature’s agreement in the July 19th Expanded Budget Committee to use 100% of American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds…
Following a previous meeting on June 30th encompassing a series of presentations from County staff and an initial discussion on the American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds set to be received by Tompkins County, a second meeting of the Expanded Budget Committee (Committee of the whole Legislature) was held…
The Tompkins County Tourism Program is now accepting applications for the fall 2021 Community Celebrations grant cycle, open through Friday, Sept. 10.  A total of $10,000 in funding is available, with an average award range of $500 to $1,000 per application. Community Celebrations Grants assist…
Legislature Gathers In-Person Following 16 Months in Virtual Format Vice Chairwoman Shawna Black (D-Ithaca) thanked County staff for managing the past year of virtual meetings and for instituting a hybrid (online and in-person) approach quickly following the lifting of the New York State…