McDonnell quits as Poughkeepsie administrator



POUGHKEEPSIE – City Administrator Deborah McDonnell has submitted her resignation in the City of Poughkeepsie, after less than ten months on the job. She will be the village manager in Ossining.
“After much prayer, reflection, and consultation with my family, I have submitted my resignation effective August 31, 2017,” she wrote in a memo at City Hall. “I have enjoyed getting to know so many of you and feel blessed that we were able to work together.”.
McDonnell will start her new job on September 5 and take over from interim Village Manager Paul Fraioli, who has held the post since May of last year. He will continue in his role as village engineer.
As chief administrative officer, McDonnell will be responsible for the daily operations of the village and all of its departments including oversight of 171 full-time and 130 seasonal and part-time employees.
McDonnell, who came to Poughkeepsie from a similar position in the Midwest, has worked in local government for 20 years. “Her experience with community and economic development will be a tremendous asset particularly in this moment as the village is focused on the further revitalization of downtown,” said Ossining Mayor Victoria Gearity. 

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