Yonkers fire commissioner to resign

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YONKERS – Mayor Mike Spano Wednesday announced Yonkers Fire Commissioner Robert Sweeney submitted a letter of resignation from his position, effective March 10. Sweeney has served as commissioner for eight years under the Spano Administration.

“Bob has served the Yonkers Fire Department with professionalism and honor; and has demonstrated respect for the job, our firefighters and for the city in which he serves,” said the mayor. “I want to thank Bob for his dedication and leadership during his career with Yonkers. Bob has been an exceptional fire commissioner for us and we wish him the very best in his future endeavors.”

Spano will be appointing Fire Chief John Folkerts as interim commissioner.