ITHACA — Tompkins County Administrator Joe Mareane announced on Nov. 13 that he has taken a medical leave from the county and has moved up his planned retirement by two months.
Mareane in July had announced his plan to retire on Feb. 1, 2018. But now, to focus on his recovery, he has advised Tompkins County Legislature Chair Michael Lane of his intent to “accelerate” his retirement date to Nov. 30, according to a news release from Lane.
Mareane has served as Tompkins County administrator since leaving his position 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.