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2024 News Archives

Tompkins County has announced that applications are open through May 15 for the 2025 City/County Community Agencies funding request process. Not-for-profit agencies serving the health and human services needs of the community are eligible to apply. The Human Services Coalition reviews applications…
Tompkins County Administrator Lisa Holmes has announced that she will be retiring from the position at the end of 2024. Holmes has served in the permanent role since March of 2022, having previously served as Interim County Administrator, Deputy County Administrator, and Director of the County’s…
The Tompkins County Board of Elections is announcing the dates, times, and locations for 2024 Presidential Primary Election early voting. Early Voting for this Presidential Primary Election will take place over 8 days between Saturday, March 23, 2024, and Saturday, March 30, 2024. Because only…
The Ithaca-Tompkins County Transportation Council (ITCTC) has developed an online survey to help gather information for the update of the Long-Range Transportation Plan for Tompkins County. The plan covers the 20-year period through 2045. The purpose and primary objective of the transportation plan…
The Tourism Program budget in Tompkins County, New York, is a unique initiative funded by hotel room occupancy tax (room tax) collection. Its purpose is to invest these taxes into initiatives that promote economic growth and enhance local quality of life. The Strategic Tourism Planning Board (STPB…
Resolution Passes Supporting Proposed State-Level Climate Change Measures A resolution passed 11-3 (Legislators Randy Brown (R-Newfield), Lee Shurtleff (R-Groton), Mike Sigler (R-Lansing) opposed) supporting New York State Budget proposals and legislation to address climate change. Legislators…
Tompkins County is rolling out new voting machines as part of a $600,000 investment in the future. Voters in the Villages of Cayuga Heights, Groton, Dryden, and Trumansburg will be the first to use the new machines on March 19 during village elections. The new machines will be deployed County-wide…
Monalita Smiley, Project Director of the Community Justice Center (CJC), provided an update to the Legislature on the work of the CJC to implement plans under the Reimagining Public Safety initiative. Smiley’s presentation detailed milestones under each plan as well as next steps in the CJC’s 2024…
Following a successful inaugural contest in 2023 the Tompkins County Board of Elections is announcing its second annual “I Voted” sticker contest for students in grades 6-12, with a new “Future Voter” sticker contest for students in grades k-5. The contests set out to increase civic engagement and…
The Community Justice Center (CJC), a collaborative between the City of Ithaca and Tompkins County to implement joint Reimagining Public Safety plans, has published a new report detailing strategies for the recruitment and retention of law enforcement personnel. The CJC contracted with HCH…