Cortland County Call To Action
In 2002, the County Legislature established the position through local law. The Cortland League urges the Legislature to hire an Administrator now. With a $134 million annual budget, our county needs a full-time professional.
Only ten of New York State's 62 counties have no administrator or executive.
We recommend that the Legislature establish a search committee that includes private and public executives who have hired successful senior administrators. An experienced search committee may help ensure that we hire someone with both the managerial qualifications and the people skills to be an effective administrator.
This is a link to the local law on the Cortland County website - http://www.cortland-co.org/DocumentCenter/Home/View/1107
This is a link to the job description on the Cortland County website - http://www.cortland-co.org/DocumentCenter/View/797
Here are 3 links to presentations at our 2016 educational forum.
After two Administrators, the Legislature has allowed the position to remain vacant since the last administrator resigned in 2014.
Since then, the part time Chair of the Legislature has acted as Administrator.
Since then, the County has been unable to resolve the challenges of the landfill and recycling center.
Since then, the County has been unable to resolve the challenges of overcrowding at the County jail.
It is past time for a full time professional administrator who can: