IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. (WROC) — Irondequoit Town Supervisor Dave Seeley announced Wednesday that he is resigning, effective July 31.
Seeley announced earlier this year that he would not be seeking re-election in November.
In a statement Wednesday, the supervisor said:
“Earlier this year, I informed our community that I would not be seeking reelection to another term as Irondequoit Supervisor. In making that decision, it was my sincere hope that any transition into my next career path would be as closely aligned as possible with the end of my term.
Last night, I informed my colleagues on the Town Board that I have accepted a job opportunity that will allow me to further my passion of serving our community. However, taking this path will not permit me to serve the balance of my term. As such, I intend to step down as Irondequoit Supervisor on July 31st.
Over the next several weeks, I pledge to work vigorously to ensure a smooth transition. Irondequoit has an experienced, dedicated Town Board and Town Staff, who are more than capable of ensuring not only that the wheels of Town government continue to turn, but that we stay on the path of progress we’ve forged for ourselves these past several years.
Pursuant to State Law, Deputy Supervisor John Perticone will become acting Supervisor upon my departure. John is one of the longest serving councilmembers in modern Irondequoit history, and has been a trusted advisor to multiple Supervisors during his many years on the Board.
It is my hope to remain an active citizen in my beloved hometown. I will forever be grateful to the people of Irondequoit for providing me with the opportunity to serve the Town I love: A Town for a Lifetime. “
Friday it was announced that Seeley was named as the next Executive Director for RochesterWorks! — Monroe County’s “largest employment and training initiative — dedicated to developing a stronger workforce in the Rochester area.
“I am honored to have been appointed to serve as the next Executive Director of RochesterWorks!, mindful of the high bar that has been set by my predecessor, the late Peter Pecor,” Seeley said. “As we emerge from the pandemic, our economy and labor workforce face unprecedented challenges, but also immense opportunity. I look forward to working with all stakeholders in our local economy to ensure that we are providing economic opportunity and mobility to every member of our community.”