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State of the county: Cayuga County tackles mandates, water quality and more

Cayuga County Administrator J. Justin Woods has been on the job 101 days, and there were many challenges to discuss at the annual State of Cayuga County and City of Auburn luncheon held Thursday. But in the face of those challenges, Woods had many examples of the county’s “institutional resilience” to share.

Highlighting the opioid epidemic, criminal justice reform, climate change, water quality concerns and economic development, Woods showed audience members at the Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce’s event held at Auburn’s Holiday Inn, just how many issues county staff are juggling.

“What’s important for you to know,” he said, “is that the county staff, partners at the city, state and federal level are working together, often with limited resources, to doggedly attack these challenges with constructive solutions for the community.”

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