LEWISBORO, N.Y. After nearly 30 years as the Lewisboro Town Clerk, Kathy Cory is stepping down. She announced her resignation at Monday nights town board meeting.
Cory, who got married in November, said she is moving with her husband to Warren, Conn.
I am retiring at the end of March, Cory told the board. I got married and I have a husband to come home to. So, Ill be moving, but not that far away.
Cory said she has been a Lewisboro resident since 1965.
I have no idea how many hours Ive put in or how many pages Ive typed, she said about her tenure as town clerk. But Ive worked for the Town of Lewisboro for most of my adult life.
Members of the town board said they were sorry to see Cory go. Supervisor Peter Parsons, who was elected to the post in November, said Cory has been instrumental in helping him get acclimated to the new job.
She has done more to advise and help me than anyone could imagine, he said.
Deputy Supervisor Peter DeLucia said Corys contributions go way beyond what shes done as a town employee.
You will be sorely missed, he told her, not by just the town board but by the whole town. It says on the town website that the town clerks office is the doorway to the town government and youve really lived up to that.
Council member John Pappalardo said hes worked closely with Cory on several projects and has always been impressed by her work ethic.
Ive worked with you closely in a wide variety of capacities and youve always had the best interest of the town at heart, he said to her. The town is indebted to you. This is a bittersweet moment.
Cory had won re-election as town clerk a four-year position last November. The town board voted to appoint Deputy Town Clerk Janet Donohue to the town clerk position until an off-year election can be held this November. The winner will serve out the remaining three years of Corys term.
It would be a seamless transition, said Pappalardo. He added, Donohue is an outstanding employee and she comes with Kathys endorsement. It seems like a no-brainer.
Cory said she was moved by the town boards support.
Thank you for your kind words, she said. But remember that Im only one of the many fabulous employees this town has.
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