Sellar Ryan appointed Whitehall town attorney, replacing Christian Morris

B y Lee Tugas

Whitehall Town Supervisor George Armstrong announced that the town board appointed Erika Sellar Ryan as town attorney to replace Christian Morris.

Morris recently tendered the board his resignation, effective January, because he is accepting a position with incoming Washington County District Attorney Tony Jordon.

Erika Sellar Ryan is attorney for the Whitehall Village Board of Trustees, which “is a huge advantage to us,” Armstrong said.

“Erika knows how village issues relate to the town. The town board is extremely pleased she accepted the position,” Armstrong said.

Armstrong said that both attorneys would work together for the town during the remainder of December to insure a smooth transition.

“I will be meeting with both Christian Morris and Erika Ryan on Wednesday down at the Washington County office building,” Armstrong said. “There, Morris will hand over his town files to our new attorney.”

At last week’s village board meeting Ryan announced that due to the departure of Tony Jordon from the law firm of Jordon and Kelly LLC, where she is employed, the firm would be now known as Kelly and Ryan.

Previously to joining the firm of which she is now a partner, Ryan was assistant county attorney in Washington County. Before that she was in private practice in Syracuse.

Beside municipal law, Ryan’s current practice includes environmental and land use, family law and general practice.

Ryan is a 2002 graduate of SUNY Oswego, with a B.A. in political science. She graduated from Albany Law School in 2005, with a concentration in environmental law. She is the recipient of the Gary M. Peck Award for environmental integrity and the Adirondack Park Fellowship Award.

Erika Sellar Ryan resides in Greenwich with her husband, Matt, who is an engineer with Aztec Technologies, Inc.

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Times in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Tags: ,

Northshire Freepress 09/19/14

Lakes Classifieds – 09/19/14

North Country Freepress – 09/17/14

Weekender 09/19/14

Classifieds 09/17/14

Railroaders trounce Bombers

Morse breaks a tackle 2

By Dan King Whitehall football defeated Section IX’s Pine Plains by a score of 54-6, sparked by 48 first half […]

Soccer team starts season with win

By Dan King Whitehall soccer started the season the right way, with a 2-0 shutout of the Hadley-Luzerne Eagles, last […]

Golf team moves to 4-0

Pereau and Flynn eye up putts on 13

By Dan King Whitehall golf is now 4-0 on the season, after sweeping Corinth last Tuesday and sweeping North Warren […]

Despite councilman’s objections, town approves speed changes

By Dan King Town councilman Farrell Prefountaine returned from a lengthy medical leave at last Wednesday’s board meeting and he […]

Applefest Saturday in Fair Haven

By Dan King Applefest has been conducted annually by Fair Haven School for over 25 years now and the event […]

Rec Center sees rise in unaccompanied children

“We had to fish three little girls out of the canal, no parents were home and there was nobody we […]

Officials concerned with property

By Dan King “My son was riding his bike and almost got hit by a car, because he could not […]