Port Byron woman chosen to lead Cayuga County’s Veterans agency

The Cayuga County Legislature Tuesday appointed a Port Byron woman, an Air Force veteran and Air National Guard member, to serve as the director of the county's Veterans Service Agency.

In a 13-2 vote, the Legislature appointed 1st Lt. Jessica Strassle to lead the agency which assists veterans and their dependents with pensions and compensation, medical needs, educational services, life insurance and more.

The position had been vacant since June 1, when then-director Larry Wilt retired. Strassle will receive a starting salary of $55,000 per year.

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