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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…
Resolution Passes Regarding Departments to be Located in Future Center of Government Building and Other Downtown Facilities A resolution passed 13-0 (Legislator Mike Sigler (R-Lansing) excused) to designate placement of County departments in downtown facilities as Center of Government plans move…
Tompkins County has published an annual report and video highlighting grant recipients of the $6.53 million Community Recovery Fund. The report details the grant fund’s priority areas and many of the not-for-profits and businesses supported by the County through the fund. Chair of the Tompkins…
Tompkins County is seeking community feedback on our website as we develop a new site in 2024. Your feedback will be used to inform the design and content for the new site. A brief survey regarding your experience with the http://www.tompkinscountyny.gov/ website can be found at this link https://…
Tompkins County residents are encouraged to participate in a short survey for the organization’s Strategic Operations Plan. The County is drafting its first Strategic Operations Plan, which will include new mission and vision statements, organizational values, and strategic priorities. The current…
Tompkins County residents may notice new green blinking lights on snowplows and other local municipal snow and ice vehicles. The new lights have been installed to increase visibility during hazardous conditions as green and blinking lights are more likely to be seen by motorists approaching a snow…
Resolution Fails Calling on Federal Officials to Push for End of Violence in Israel, Gaza, and the Middle East A resolution that was developed following several months of debate and discussion on the topic of calling for federal officials to push for an end to the violence in the Middle East…
Tompkins County is hosting two free February workshops to help community members and job applicants better navigate the Civil Service career process. Tompkins County and other municipal governments are seeking candidates in several Civil Service career categories. The workshops will explain the…