At its meeting last week, the Orleans County Legislature honored Mary Ellen Messmer as she retired after 28 years of service with the Orleans Count Health Department
The Special Recognition read:
“On this 14th day of November 2023, upon your retirement, we do hereby acknowledge your 28 years of commendable service to Orleans County. Beginning as an RN Charge Nurse in the Nursing Home, then moving to the Supervising Nurse in the Public Health Department. Your dedication and expertise has benefited our county tremendously, especially leading the nursing response during the COVID Pandemic, managing the migrant outreach community preventing illnesses and making sure individuals are compliant with various additional treatments. We appreciate your support and commitment, which will forever be widespread, long lasting and extremely appreciated. The Orleans County Legislature does hereby wish you well as you enjoy retirement.”
Pictured are Public Health Director Paul Pettit, Mary Ellen Messmer and County Legislator Don Allport.