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Schuyler County responds to veterans service agency concerns

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Officials in Schuyler County have publicly addressed recent controversies surrounding its Veterans Service Agency, ensuring that it remains committed to supporting veterans and their families. In an official statement, the county confirmed that no services have been cut and the search for a new director is underway. This announcement comes amidst widespread rumors and misinformation about the agency’s operations and staff changes.

The county clarified that the Veterans Service Officer (VSO) is still in place, providing uninterrupted services to veterans, with additional support being allocated until a new director is hired. Upcoming veteran events will proceed as planned, and the position for a new director will soon be advertised to ensure qualified leadership.

Regarding financial transparency, Schuyler County highlighted that all funds designated for veterans undergo rigorous independent audits, the results of which are available on the county’s website. The latest audit is nearing completion and will be published soon. The county also noted that all department heads, including the Veterans Service Agency Director, received standard cost-of-living raises as per the approved county budget.