Yates County employees honored for more than 500 years of service

Thirty-four Yates County employees were recognized Jan. 8 for their more than 500 years of service to county residents at the regular legislature meeting held in the legislative chambers.

Legislative Chairman Douglas Paddock thanked the employees for providing public safety, public infrastructure, serving as partners with New York State and for “supporting our way of life.”

Saying their jobs are not always easy or comfortable, Paddock said they all deserve recognition for their resiliency and compassion.

Yates County Administrator Robert Lawton said the employees’ efforts embody the values of the county, which include teamwork, stewardship, respect, and integrity.

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