MAYVILLE, NY – On Thursday, Chautauqua County Executive Paul M. Wendel Jr. issued the following statement regarding Strong Starts Chautauqua and their fiscal sponsor Healthy Community Alliance:
“The decision to cancel Chautauqua County’s contract with Healthy Community Alliance (HCA) was not made lightly. I would like to thank HCA’s administrator, and Board of Directors, for their commitment as Strong Starts Chautauqua’s fiscal sponsor. While we look forward to future opportunities for partnerships with HCA, we deemed it necessary to cancel our contract due to an internal concern over proper policy and procedures, which is being reviewed by external counsel. Chautauqua County is unable to comment further at this time as the investigation continues.”
- Chautauqua County Executive Paul M. Wendel Jr.