LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to appoint its first new County Attorney in over 20 years.
All present town supervisors voted to appoint Shannon Hillier, of Nunda, as County Attorney, taking over the job for longstanding attorney Dave Morris.
“I’d just like to thank you for this incredible opportunity and I look forward to working with all of you in the upcoming months,” said Hillier. “Congratulations to Mr. Morris on his upcoming retirement. He certainly leaves big shoes to fill but I welcome the challenge.”
Hillier will be Chief Legal Counsel for the Livingston County Board of Supervisors and the individual County Departments in all legal proceedings, including litigation and administrative hearings and in preparing contracts, local laws, resolutions and legal opinions.
She will take office for 6 months starting May 31 to finish Morris’ term. Then the Board could then appoint her to her first full 4-year term.
After Morris retires, the Board of Supervisors will make the County Attorney position full-time, up from part-time. This would mean that Hillier will not maintain her private law practice, which has been highly successful.
The Board of Supervisors set the County Attorney’s salary at $120,000 per year.