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2022 News Archives

The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) is announcing a pilot program to respond to certain non-emergency calls for service with unarmed Sheriff’s Clerks. The unarmed responses may be handled via telephone or in-person depending on the nature of the call. This pilot program is a Tompkins County…
As we close out this year’s National Nurses Week, I want to share a heartfelt thank you to the nurses in Tompkins County. Nurses make a difference in the lives of so many community members and serve on the front lines of our health care system. I think of the nurses at our county departments,…
Join us for a Virtual Meeting on the Tompkins County Resiliency and Recovery Plan. Learn about the integrated plan that outlines specific steps our local governments, agencies, businesses, and residents throughout the County can take to build resiliency. Date:                     Wednesday, May…
The Tompkins County Attorney’s office has made the decision that a recent request made by City of Ithaca Alderperson Cynthia Brock must be considered by the Tompkins County Ethics Advisory Board. The office is making the document outlining the decision available to the public, linked here. At…
Legislature Chairwoman Shares Statement on Reimagining Public Safety Legislature Chairwoman Shawna Black (D-Ithaca) shared a statement regarding Reimagining Public Safety: “Tompkins County passed a meaningful set of plans following a mandate, not just from the previous governor, but from…
One of the most essential functions of the federal government is the conduct of a national census every ten years as required by the Constitution.  That census plays a key role in determining how many seats each state will have in the United States House of Representatives, and this data is a key…
Tompkins County Legislature Participates in Budget Retreat Tompkins County Administrator Lisa Holmes gave a presentation to the Legislature on the data and considerations that will inform the 2023 Tompkins County budget. Holmes began her presentation by detailing economic and fiscal…
As is mandated on public transportation in New York State, masks continue to be required at the Ithaca Tompkins International Airport. This mandate is unaffected by recent federal-level decisions or rulings on mask requirements. Deputy Director of the Ithaca Tompkins International Airport Josh…
The Ithaca Tompkins International Airport is seeking proposals for advertising and marketing services, and encourages experienced, inclusive, and innovative agencies to consider responding to a request for proposals (RFP) available online. The scope of the RFP includes two distinct programs, one…
Tompkins County Adopts Juneteenth as Paid Employee Holiday With a unanimous vote of 14-0 the Tompkins County Legislature voted to adopt Juneteenth as a paid employee holiday. Juneteenth is an annual celebration of Black liberation from slavery in America at the end of the Civil War and falls on…