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Bizzari to lead 2017 campaign

JUNE 8, 2017:   The United Way of Cayuga County is pleased to announce that Ray Bizzari, Cayuga County’s Director of Community Services is leading the 2017 fall campaign.  He says, “I’ve been active in many United Way campaigns and I look forward to this one.”

Twenty-five years of his career were spent at Cayuga Counseling Services, including eight years as executive director. In 2012, he was appointed the director of community services overseeing the county’s mental health department.   In fall 2015, the duties of Commissioner of Social Services were added to his role.  Bizzari says, “I have the distinct pleasure to work every day with some of the most dedicated staff who come to work trying to make a difference in the lives of Cayuga County residents.”

“We’re very excited to have Ray to lead this year’s campaign, said Karen Macier, United Way of Cayuga County’s Executive Director.  “He is certainly no stranger to the work of the United Way and the needs of our residents. Ray brings a very high level of commitment to the community and to the success of the campaign. Ray’s already hard at work and will provide great leadership for the campaign team.”

Bizzari is a lifelong Cayuga County resident, living the last 20 years in Ledyard with Liz Burke.  He has raised three children who all live nearby.