Last night, at a special board meeting, the Seneca County Board of Supervisors named C. Mitchell Rowe as Interim County Manager to begin office on September 5th, 2018.
Rowe was former County Manager from January 2012 to January 2014. Prior to being County Manager, Mitch was Director of Planning for Seneca County.
Rowe takes over for John Sheppard who announced he was stepping down for another job.
Sheppard has held the position since November 2015 and has three years remaining on his term. Before coming to Seneca County, Sheppard was town of Seneca supervisor.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS APPOINTS
ACTING COUNTY MANAGER
August 28, 2018
WHEREAS, Seneca County Manager John Sheppard has tendered his resignation, effective the close of business September 4, 2018, andWHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors Government Operations Committee will discuss available options and a process to move forward with an Acting County Manager including a possible future position of Deputy County Manager, and
WHEREAS, the process of replacing the County Manager is anticipated to take in excess of ninety (90) days, and
WHEREAS, this Resolution has been duly brought from the floor at a duly noticed special meeting of the Board of Supervisors pursuant to Rule 29 of the Rules of Order of the Board of Supervisors, Now, Therefore, be it
RESOLVED that pursuant to §9 of Local Law 9 of 2007, the Board of Supervisors hereby appoints C. Mitchell Rowe, Acting County Manager of Seneca County, effective September 5, 2018, such appointment to continue until The Board of Supervisors appoints a replacement for the County Manager and he shall qualify and be it further
RESOLVED, that the annual salary for the Acting County Manager shall remain the same as that of the current County Manager.