Cayuga County emergency management deputy director placed on leave

The deputy director of the Cayuga County Emergency Management Office has been placed on administrative leave, according to an email obtained by The Auburn Citizen.

Cayuga County Planning and Economic Development Director Stephen Lynch notified ambulance providers and fire chiefs that Deputy Director Niel Rivenburgh has been placed on administrative leave and will not be in the office until further notice.

Rivenburgh was the only full-time employee remaining in the office after the resignation of the newly appointed director, W. Douglas Whittaker, and longtime department employee and Deputy Director Maureen Conley in late January.

According to the email from Lynch, who was named interim acting director of emergency services following the resignations, the Cayuga County 911 Center, emergency services coordinators and fire investigators have all been informed of the move.

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