Schuyler County and its administrator have agreed to mutually part ways, effective Friday.
The Schuyler County Legislature and County Administrator Fonda Chronis jointly announce their mutual decision to conclude their working relationship, effective July 28, 2023.
In expressing his gratitude, Mr. Chronis acknowledged the honor of serving the Legislature, department heads, employees, and the people of Schuyler County. He reflected on their collective accomplishments, stating, “I am thankful for the trust placed in me and the opportunity to serve. Together, we achieved significant milestones such as the new ambulance service, the NY Forward award, the ARPA facade program, and the establishment of stronger fiscal guidelines through the fund balance policy. Sometimes, however, parties move in different directions and view progress differently, and to ensure the team’s future success, it is best for the Legislature to seek administrative leadership that more closely aligns with their vision for the future.”
Chair of the Legislature, Carl Blowers, acknowledged Mr. Chronis’s tenure and service to the County. He remarked, “We extend our thanks to Fonda for his efforts and we wish him and his family the very best in future endeavors.”
Earlier this month, Chronis was placed on administrative leave for an unspecified reason and for an unknown length of time. At the time, Blowers said Chronis’s absence was a personnel issue and not a situation in which charges have been filed. Chronis became County Administrator at the end of 2021