Veteran services

Livingston County director of veterans services resigns

April 23, 2022

By Jessica Mathews / [email protected]

Livingston County’s Director of Veterans Services has resigned.

Director Mary Durst tendered her resignation to the Veterans Services Committee at their April 20 meeting.

A press release says the committee and the entire LCVS team express their sincere gratitude to Durst for his hard work, dedication and commitment to Livingston County veterans throughout his tenure. His tenacity and perseverance in improving the lives of local veterans was said to be inspiring and the committee and team wish him the best in his future endeavours.

No specific reason was given for his departure.

During this transition period, the Veterans Services Office would focus on continuing to provide comprehensive, compassionate and timely services to meet the needs of veterans.

Officials have warned that due to a sharp increase in service needs, residents may face longer than normal wait times for appointments. The Bureau expects the longer wait period to be short-lived as it is in the process of hiring an administrative assistant and another Veterans Benefits Advisor.

Livingston County Veterans Services Committee Chairman Joe Riker said the Bureau is honored to serve veterans and their families and always strives to meet and exceed their expectations. He assured that their highly trained and dedicated staff are available to help veterans explore and obtain the benefits they have earned.