Martha Robertson

Chair, Tompkins County Legislature

Martha Robertson has been on the Tompkins County Legislature since 2002 and has served as chair of the legislature since January 2010. In addition, she chairs the Tompkins County Industrial Development Agency  and represents the Legislature on the Tompkins County Council of Governments. 

Before joining the Tompkins County Legislature, Martha was director of the President’s Council of Cornell Women, in Alumni Affairs at Cornell University. A Cornell graduate, she has been a teacher, a business owner, and a fundraiser for several not-for-profit organizations. 

She is one of the Innovation Trail's "budget solutions" bloggers.

Courtesy photo / Tomkins County Legislature

Just because there's an agreement for New York's 2011 budget doesn't mean the debate ends.  The Innovation Trail is continuing its series of commentaries about how to fix the budget.  The opinions contained in this commentary are those of Tompkins County Legislature chair Martha Robertson.  Her piece is part of the Innovation Trail's "Budget Solutions" series of guest blog posts.