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Legislators Comment on Five Members Finishing Term, Inaugural Strength in Diversity Award Given and Named in Honor of Outgoing Chairwoman McBean-Clairborne Legislature Chairwoman Leslyn McBean-Clairborne (D-Ithaca) and Legislators Martha Robertson (D-Dryden), Leslie Schill (D-Ithaca), Dave…
Tompkins County is sharing details on New York State's Homeowner Assistance Fund (NYS HAF). (Ithaca, N.Y., December 22, 2021) -- This fund has been created to support homeowners who have experienced financial hardship — either a loss of income or increase in living expenses — as a result of the…
Public attendance of meetings of the Tompkins County Legislature and its committees will be restricted to virtual access through remote viewing and participation until further notice. Members of the public are strongly encouraged to participate in meetings remotely, or submit comments in writing…
ITHACA, NY — The Tompkins County Tourism Program has established a new grant to support the development of outdoor recreation. Starting on January 2, 2022, the new Tompkins Outdoors Grant will accept applications from local nonprofit organizations to increase the county’s profile as a destination…
A plan outlining how Tompkins County Department of Social Services (DSS) operates programs to provide employment services for Temporary Assistance and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients is available for public review and comment. The two-year plan, prepared by DSS for the State…
At the September 23rd meeting of the Greater Tompkins County Municipal Health Insurance Consortium (Consortium) the Board of Directors welcomed the Towns of Erwin and Throop and the Villages of Fayetteville and Minoa as new members for an effective date of January 1, 2022.  These additions bring…
Contact: Susan Landfried, Tompkins County Planning and Sustainability Department slandfried@tompkins-co.org Interested in developing affordable housing in Tompkins County? The Community Housing Development Fund – 2021 Open Funding Round: Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is now available…
On November 4, 2021, the Tompkins County Legislature renewed the Climate and Sustainable Energy Advisory Board for another three-year term and expanded its membership to 11 seats. The Climate and Sustainable Energy Advisory Board is charged with providing expert input to the Legislature on…
Tompkins County 2022 Budget Passes Unanimously The 2022 Tompkins County budget passed 13-0 (Legislator Leslie Schill (D-Ithaca) excused) following an amendment. For previous coverage on the 2022 budget, visit: https://www2.tompkinscountyny.gov/news-view/2021 Legislator Shawna Black (D-Ithaca…
Residents across Tompkins County will celebrate this November the County’s first observance of Veterans Week, Nov. 6-13, 2021. Proclamations made in early November by the City of Ithaca and Tompkins County governments put in motion this celebration in honor of the County’s roughly 4,000 Veterans…