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Genesee and Orleans Counties Propose to Share Health Services

The Genesee and Orleans' Ways & Means Committees recommended approval of shared public health services in the two counties.

The draft agreement under discussion is to name Orleans County Public Health Director Paul Pettit the overall director and David Whitcroft of GeneseeCounty as deputy director.

The agreement would lead to a decrease in administrative costs, reduction in duplication of services and collaboration on programs such as clinics, education and wellness.

The state Department of Health and legislatures from both counties have to approve the measure. Orleans and Genesee lawmakers are scheduled to vote on it at their next meetings, both of which are September 26.

GCC Recognized by SUNY System

Six members of the GCC team have been awarded the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence.

The award recognizes outstanding contributions to their profession, the campus and the community-at-large and encouraging the ongoing pursuit of excellence.

Psychology instructor Elise Banfield, Director of Human Services Programs Connie Boyd, Math professor Meredith Altman, Academic advisor Mary Jo Dumuhosky, Technical specialist for student activities Joanna Barefoot, and Math/science secretary Cheryl Young were the recipients of the Chancellor’s Award.

Donna Rae Sutherland, the Associate Director of Marketing Communications, says for GCC to be recognized in an array of facets is a source of pride.

“The SUNY Chancellor’s Award is one of the ways that the university system recognizes the best people and the most dedicated employees," Sutherland said, "whether they’re a staff member, a faculty member, or administrator. Having received a SUNY Chancellor’s Award in 2011, I know from very heartfelt experience that it is quite an honor to be recognized."

Child Safety Seat Inspection

Even if you strap your child or grandchild into a safety seat when driving, that doesn’t mean they are as safe as they can be.

Police say an alarming number of child safety seats are not properly installed.

State Police will be holding a child safety seat inspection today at Ken Barrett Chevrolet in Batavia from 11AM until 2PM.

Be sure to bring the child, the safety seat, its instructions and the owner’s manual for the vehicle.
 

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