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George Korthauer retires

‘Outstanding’ City Hall Staff Might Now Apply To Succeed Korthauer

MAYOR HERZIG LOOKS AHEAD

‘Outstanding’ Staffers

May Submit Applications

To Succeed City Manager

City Manager Korthauer, foreground, and Mayor Herzig at a December Common Council meeting. (AllOTSEGO>com photo)

ONEONTA – Mayor Gary Herzig said he “would not be surprised” to receive applications from within City Hall from department heads seeking to succeed Oneonta’s third city manager.

City Manager George Korthauer, whose resignation was announced this afternoon, helped assemble “a really outstanding team of department heads and staff,” Herzig said in an interview a few minutes ago.  “There are folks who have the expertise, have the dedication and have the willingness to work hard.”

The mayor said he only learned of Korthauer’s decision to retire on Friday, and that is is “too early” to predict how the search for a successor will proceed.

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