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Lewis County Announces Partnership for Veterans Services with Jefferson County


Published: June 16, 2022 at 10:30 a.m.

By: Media Release from Lewis County Manager’s Office


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Jefferson and Lewis County Announce Partnership for Veterans Services


Lowville, NY – Jefferson and Lewis Counties are working together to provide services to Veterans in the North Country. As of Wednesday, June 1st, Veterans in Lewis County will now have access to professional Veterans Service Officers from the Jefferson County Veterans Service Office.


The Jefferson County Veterans Service Office will hold open office hours Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. at the Lewis County Courthouse, located at 7660 N. State Street in Lowville. Veterans in need of assistance are encouraged to make appointments, but walk-ins are also welcome. To make an appointment, or inquire about the services available, please use the contact information below:


Jefferson County Veterans Service Office (M-F 9:00-5:00)-  (315) 785-3086

Lewis County Office (Mon. & Weds. 8:30-4:30)-                     (315) 377-2065

Email: veterans@lewiscounty.ny.gov


The partnership is the result of ongoing conversation and cooperation between the two Counties, and is only the most recent in a series of shared services initiatives, including a shared Weights and Measures Department commenced in 2017.


“Ensuring our veterans have access to the services they earned is critically important to our community. Jefferson County has more staff and resources than we can offer on our own, and I’m excited to see how this partnership will benefit the veterans in Lewis County,” said Lewis County Legislator Lisa Virkler, Chairwoman of the Health and Human Services Committee.


“The North Country is home to more veterans per capita than anywhere in the state. It is an honor to provide those men and woman with access to robust services here in the North Country,” said Jefferson County Legislator, Anthony Doldo, Chairman of the Health and Human Services Committee.


The partnership is a pilot program set to run through December 2022. The Board of Legislators from both Counties will review the partnership during the 2023 budget planning process and decide if continuing to share this service is in the best interest of the veterans being served.











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