Cortland County Veteran’s Affairs Director to resign

The Cortland County Office Building at 60 Central Ave, Cortland, N.Y. (Source: http://www.courthouses.co/us-states/n/new-york/cortland-county/)

Editor’s Note: This is a press release from the Cortland County Legislature.

After more than 20 years working for the residents of Cortland County, Veteran’s Affairs Director Carl Bullock is stepping down.

Bullock, who has been with the county in various roles since 1994, has served as the head of the County Veteran’s Affairs Office since 1999. Prior to his County service Bullock worked for the U.S Army as a Patient Administration Supervisor.

Bullock was re-appointed as the Director of Veteran’s Affairs in January for a two year term. As the Director of the Office Bullock served as an advocate for veterans and their families, making sure that those who served our country received the appropriate benefits due to them as a result of their service. Bullock has fought hard over the years to help veterans and their families navigate the federal veterans affairs agency and helped many veterans secure the critical healthcare and benefits they need and deserve.

Carl says, “He feels honored and privileged to have served the County in this capacity for the last 19 years. He went on to say, “This has been one of the best and most rewarding jobs in the County and I am very thankful that the Legislature has kept me in this position last 19 years”.

Cortland County Legislator Sandy Price who has previously chaired the Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee which oversees the Veteran’s Affairs Office said, “Carl has been an excellent employee and has taken good care of our veterans who are near to our heart”. Ms. Price added that, “Carl has provided excellent service to our valuable veterans and their families and we wish him well in his retirement.”

The position has been posted and a search committee comprised of the Personnel Director, the Acting County Administrator and two members of the Health and Human Services Committee will review applications and conduct interviews.

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