County gives praise to retiring IT director Eddie Moss

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 24 April 2024 at 2:51 pm

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Orleans County Legislator John Fitzak, right, reads a proclamation in honor of Eddie Moss, left, for his 17 years of service as a county employee.

Moss started as a computer specialist with the Department of Social Services, and was promoted to the county’s director of computer services in 2014. That job title changed to information technology director. He is retiring on Friday.

Moss, a Medina graduate, served nine years in the U.S. Air Force. He lived several places around the globe before returning to Medina.

He and staff of seven others work with the county employees and keep the technology working, from the 400 computers at work stations and offices, to all the printers, switches, servers, cameras and a digital phone system – “anything that has technology in it,” Moss said.

The IT department also manages the mobility technology for more than 30 patrol cars for the Sheriff’s Office, as well as vehicles for the Emergency Management Office.

“It’s a big job,” Moss said. “It’s very complex.”

The IT staff moved from Central Hall on East Park Street to the new addition on the County Office Building in June 2019.

Moss was praised for his work for the county on Tuesday by the County Legislature, which held a reception for him after the county meeting.

“As a true public servant,  you have shown a dedication to the task of keeping the technology in Orleans County up to date, in an ever-changing environment,” legislators said in a proclamation.

Patrick McGurn, the deputy director of the IT department, said Moss has been a great leader for the IT staff.

“He is very understanding of our team,” McGurn said. “He has been great to work for.”

McGurn said the IT works behind the scenes and is critical to a county workforce of about 460 employees.

“We put out the fires,” McGurn said.

Eddie Moss accepts a proclamation from County Legislator John Fitzak.