Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney announced Monday she has accepted a job as COO with the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
She will begin her new position November 1st and will now also serve as a special advisor to SUNY Upstate Medical University. Mahoney says she will soon resign as county executive, a position she has held since 2008.
Congressman John Katko released the following statement Monday after Mahoney’s announcement:
“I join our community in thanking Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney for her years of public service to Central New York.
“Joanie has always had the courage to rise above politics to do what is right for our community. Because of these efforts, we have seen an unprecedented investment in water infrastructure and Onondaga Lake, reduced county property taxes, and streamlined services for taxpayers during her tenure as County Executive.
“While I am saddened to see Joanie leave Onondaga County government, SUNY ESF and SUNY Upstate are fortunate to gain her leadership.
“Robin and I wish Joanie, her husband, Marc, and their family the best as they move forward with this next chapter in their lives.”