Monticello, NY – Sullivan County Clerk Daniel Briggs confirmed today he will retire at the end of his term on December 31, 2019.
“It has been a privilege to serve the people of Sullivan County as their County Clerk these past 11+ years,” he said. “I will be leaving with deep pride in the team which comprises my office. I’ve worked with many dedicated and talented people, and whatever success I have enjoyed has been a direct result of their efforts and commitment.”
Briggs’ staff encompasses the County Clerk’s Office, the Department of Motor Vehicles, and Records Management. Under his leadership, they have instituted electronic land records, including public access to files via the Internet, and have guided thousands of residents through the oft-complicated worlds of pistol permits, driver’s licenses (including the newly offered Real ID) and deed filings, to name just a few.
“I was particularly gratified to initiate the Return the F.A.V.O.R. Program (Find and Assist Veterans of Record), which issues identification cards to honorably discharged veterans, entitling them to discounts or services from participating local merchants and shops,” he stated. “It’s this County’s way of saying ‘thank you’ to everyone who selflessly served in our armed forces.”
Raised in Monticello, Briggs has served his fellow citizens in a variety of other public roles, as well: nearly 18 years as County Treasurer, 5 years as County Manager and one year as Assistant Commissioner of the NYS Office of Housing and Community Renewal, plus terms as a Thompson Town Councilman and Acting Village of Monticello Justice.
“Throughout my public service tenure,” he remarked, “I have always maintained a primary goal: to be a credit to the County I serve.”
He will continue to serve Sullivan County, as he remains a member of the Monticello Fire Department, the Sullivan Renaissance Steering Committee, the SullivanArc Human Rights Committee and the local Eagle Scout Review Board.
Briggs is retiring to spend more time with his family, including fiancée Anna, mom Corinne, sister Nancy, brothers Jeff and Peter, his children and his granddaughter. He will continue to reside full-time in Fremont Center.
“This is, and always will be, home,” he affirmed.