Livingston County's Bi-Weekly e-Newsletter

July 28, 2023


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Livingston County Tourism Highlights Summer Fun and Attractions in Updated Guide

Warm weather, live music, camping, ice cream, outdoor adventures, staycations, vacations and everything in-between – is there a better season than summer to get out and explore all that Livingston County has to offer?


Livingston County Offering Free Cooling Spots in Response to Heat Advisory

The Livingston County Department of Health is advising New Yorkers to take precautions as a heat advisory has been issued for the region for Friday, July 28, 2023. In an effort to provide residents with relief, the County is providing two cooling centers that are free and open to the public.


Department of Health Provides Update on Harmful Algal Blooms in Conesus Lake

Based on surveillance performed July 21, 2023, harmful algal blooms (Blue Green Algae) continue to be observed throughout Conesus Lake.


County Reminding Residents of the Importance of Using Sunscreen

With temperatures expected to touch 90 degrees this week, the Livingston County Department of Health, in conjunction with the New York State Department of Health, is reminding residents of the importance of protecting their skin from harmful ultra-violet rays that can cause serious skin problems as part of UV Awareness Month.


July is Sarcoma and Bone Cancer Awareness Month

July is National Sarcoma and Bone Cancer Awareness Month and Livingston County is encouraging residents to learn more about the signs and symptoms of these cancers in an effort to safeguard their health.


Livingston County Helps Ukrainian Refugees Build New Home

When Vitalii Tsykilov, his wife Kateryna, and their young daughter first came to the U.S. from the war-torn Ukrainian city of Donetsk, they found themselves in an unfamiliar land surrounded by strangers speaking a language they could barely understand. Thanks to the support services provided by Livingston County and local organizations, and the kindness and generosity of the County’s residents, the Tsykilovs are now on the road to building a new, stable life here in the heart of the Genesee Valley.


County Probation Director Lynne Mignemi Named Woman of the Year for 133rd Assembly District

Livingston County Probation Director Lynne Mignemi has been honored as the 133rd Assembly District Woman of the Year by the New York State Legislative Women’s Caucus. This recognition honors and pays tribute to women who have made significant contributions to their communities and who inspire others through their model citizenship.


County Department of Health Announces Upcoming Rabies Clinics

The Livingston County Department of Health has announced a series of upcoming rabies clinics that are free and open to the public. 


July Marks Disability Pride Month

July marks Disability Pride Month throughout the world and Livingston County is proud to recognize diversity and promote visibility of disabled persons by honoring their overall contributions to society.


Livingston County Holds Annual Employee Recognition Ceremony

The Livingston County Board of Supervisors, County officials, department heads and members of the public were all on hand Wednesday afternoon for a special celebration as several employees were recognized for their longevity and commitment to the County and its residents.


Programming Provided by Local Libraries Enhanced by Support of County Government

Livingston County has a long-standing tradition of supporting its centers of education including libraries. Each year, the County’s Board of Supervisors allocates resources, most recently incorporating $100,000 in the 2023 budget to support various programming and services. Additionally, funding provided through the County has also been instrumental in establishing a capital improvement grant that helps branches cover costs associated with minor construction projects, improvements to their overall infrastructure and other repairs that do not meet the minimum amounts required to qualify for the New York State Aid for Library Construction program. 


Clerk of the Board Among First in New York State to Receive Special Certification

Michele Rees was recently recognized by the Livingston County Board of Supervisors after being among the first 18 clerks in New York State to be certified under the newly-formed New York State Association of Clerks of County Legislative Boards’ Certified Legislative Board Clerk program. 


Livingston County, NACo Encouraging Students to Submit Artwork to National Contest

In an effort to bolster civic education and educate communities on the role of county government, the National Association of Counties (NACo) is launching the 2023 “I Love My County Because…” art contest.


Highway Department Shares Roadwork Updates

The Highway Department is undertaking a series of road improvement projects throughout Livingston County to enhance local transportation infrastructure and ensure safe travel for residents.


Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation Making Significant Strides

After facing significant challenges stemming from the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation has turned a corner as its innovative strategies and forward-thinking approach have positioned it to continue providing Livingston County residents with the highest level of care and service.


County Seeking Applicants for Dominic F. Mazza County Management Fellowship Program

The Livingston County Administrator’s Office is seeking qualified applicants for its Dominic F. Mazza County Management Fellowship program. Applications will be accepted through July 31, 2023.


Livingston County Taps Kelly Greenway to Lead Office of Training and Professional Development

The Livingston County Board of Supervisors has appointed Kelly Greenway as the County’s Training and Professional Development Coordinator.


Greenway joins the County after more than 20 years spent as a teacher with Dansville Central Schools. She brings with her an extensive wealth of knowledge and expertise applicable to her new role.


County Encourages Residents to Prioritize Safety as Summer Approaches

With spring coming to an end and schools set to break for the summer, the Livingston County Department of Health is encouraging residents to prioritize safety when engaging in various outdoor activities. Whether on the water, hiking, biking, working in your yard or enjoying nature, it is important to take precautions to safeguard against overexposure to the sun, insect bites, injuries and other potential hazards.


County Deputy Director of Emergency Management Earns Robert D. McEvoy Local Government Service Award

Will Gall, the Deputy Director of Emergency Management and Deputy Fire Coordinator for Livingston County, has been honored by the State Academy for Public Administration with the Robert D. McEvoy Local Government Service Award. This accolade recognizes Gall's outstanding contributions to public safety and emergency response in the county.


State Releases Quarterly Opioid Report; County Sees Reductions in Overdoses, Hospitalizations

In response to the growing opioid public health crisis, New York State convened a Heroin and Opioid Task Force charged with developing a comprehensive plan to combat the epidemic.


Livingston County EMS Members Recognized for Life-Saving Efforts, Dedication to Community Safety

Livingston County EMS is proud to announce that the Monroe Livingston Regional EMS (MLREMS) Council has recognized the team of Jonathan Lindskoog and David Thomas as the 2022 Advanced Life Support Providers of the Year, and Howard Smith as the 2022 Basic Life Support Provider of the Year during the MLREMS Council Award Ceremony.


Inaugural Hoochenanny Whiskey Festival Announced for Livingston County this Fall

A celebration of harvest season featuring live music, craft whiskey and bourbon, and local culture, the inaugural Hoochenanny Whiskey Festival will take place in the Village of Geneseo the weekend of October 20-21, 2023.


Livingston County Solar Coordination Program Receives National Award

The National Association of Counties (NACo) has awarded Livingston County and its solar team a 2023 NACo Achievement Award for efforts in assisting communities with the responsible development of alternative energy systems, specifically solar and battery energy storage systems (BESS), throughout the County. 


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