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Tompkins County Administrator Mareane takes medical leave, will retire early

By Journal Staff

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ITHACA, N.Y. — Tompkins County Administrator Joe Mareane has taken a medical leave from the county beginning Monday, Nov. 13, according to a news release issued by Tompkins County Legislature Chair Michael Lane.

Mareane in July had announced his plan to retire on Feb. 1, 2018. To focus on his recovery, Mareane has advised Lane of his intent to “accelerate” his retirement date to Nov. 30. He has served as Tompkins County administrator since leaving his post as Onondaga County’s chief fiscal officer in October 2008.

Tompkins County Deputy Administrator Paula Younger will serve as interim administrator pending the selection of a replacement for Mareane — a process that’s underway, per the county. Younger has been the county’s deputy administrator for the past 11 years.

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