The director of the Tompkins County Department of Emergency Response is retiring. The Ithaca Journal reports Lee Shurtleff will leave his post in April 2020.
There is already a leadership change at the top, as former undersheriff Brian Robison is now interim director of emergency response. Shurtleff will support Robison part-time until formally retiring.
Robison was previously a Tompkins County legislator and Ithaca police investigator before his most recent job in the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office.