Cayuga County is set to appoint a new county manager.
Legislature Chair Alieen McNabb-Coleman has announced that a resolution has been added to the February Legislature Meeting appointing Steve Lynch to the position of County Manager.
An internal candidate, Lynch has spent the past 18 years working as the county’s Planning and Economic and the past 31 years in various positions for the county and the City of Auburn, such as Director of Planning and Economic Development for Auburn and Executive Director of the Auburn’s Industrial Development Agency.
Lynch served as Executive Director of the Cayuga County Industrial Development Agency from 2006-2013. During this time, through his work with the Cayuga Marketing Dairy Farm Cooperative, he helped to establish the $90 million Cayuga Milk Ingredients processing facility.
In McNabb-Coleman’s announcement, Lynch expressed his excitement to take on the role.
“I am grateful to the Chair and members of the County Legislature, and humbled, to be offered this opportunity to continue my service to the Cayuga County community in this new role as County Manager. With the expressed and generous support of my fellow department heads and colleagues at Cayuga County and the City of Auburn, I look forward to advancing the important initiatives and opportunities identified by the County leadership,” Lynch stated.
Lynch has a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from SUNY ESF. He, along with his wife Aleia, and their son, Michael, have lived in Auburn since 1993.
Cayuga County has lacked this specific managerial role since 2010. McNabb-Coleman added back the position, believing its return would be “an enormous asset to the future of our County.”
If approved, Lynch will begin his new role on March 1, where he will work with Operations Officer Shereen Androsko to oversee the county’s day-to-day operations.
The Legislature Meeting is scheduled for February 29.