By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www. AllOTSEGO.com
ONEONTA – Meg Hungerford, City Hall’s finance director who was twice considered for city manager during her decade here, has resigned, according to City Manager George Korthauer.
The resignation is effective at the end of the month.
The East Merideth resident has accepted a position as the business manager of the Walton Central School District. “Our loss is Walton’s gain,” said Korthauer. “But she’ll do a fantastic job there, and she’s looking forward to it.”
No interim director has been appointed by the city; Korthauer said her duties will be divided among her staff while City Hall prepares a search.
In addition to her role as Finance Director, Hungerford also serves as acting city manager. She has been active in the role twice; the first, following the retirement of Mike Long and the second after Common Council suspended Martin Murphy.
She was considered for the top job, but failed to meet qualifications contained in the City Charter: one, she was not a resident and, two, she didn’t meet the educational requirement of an MPA.
“Meg is not replaceable,” said Korthauer. “Not only is she an expert in municipal finance in particular, but she has a handle on everything the city does. The city is in great shape, and that’s all a tribute to Meg. She’s good at what she does.”