As Longtime Hamilton Administrator Sets to Retire at Year’s End
Hamilton Councilman David Kenny is Selected to Take Over Position
After four decades of service in government
at the state, county and local levels, Hamilton Business Administrator John
Ricci will be retiring at the end of this year.
Ricci, who turned 67 in November,
made the decision in early 2017 that he would retire at the year’s end.
An experienced professional who
served as Hamilton’s Business Administrator on two, separate occasions and
under three different elected Mayors, Ricci was well-respected and highly regarded
across party lines – even serving as an administrator under bipartisan
legislative bodies in Hamilton and at the County level during his nearly 40
years of public service.
“I have been very fortunate to
enjoy a long career in public service; and early this year, I informed Mayor
Yaede of my intention to retire at the year’s end. I am very proud what Hamilton Township has
accomplished over these many years and know that our community will continue
forward in the right direction under Mayor Yaede’s leadership and Councilman
Kenny’s service in this new role,” says Ricci.
Councilman Kenny, who earlier this
year announced that he would not seek re-election, was among a short list of potential
successors that Mayor Yaede considered since May.
In addition to serving 12 years on
the Township Council, Kenny served for many years as a municipal attorney and possesses
experience in contract negotiations and labor relations. Outside of his governmental service, Kenny has
been a long-time partner in a local law firm and – similar to Ricci – is well-respected
across the business, legal and local community.
“I am honored to follow in the footsteps
of a true professional like John Ricci and am excited and eager to continue serving under the leadership of Mayor Yaede in this new role,” says Kenny. “Although I was unaware of John’s plans at
the time I decided to not seek re-election; when I was recently approached
about the possibility of succeeding him, I was instantly interested in this new
opportunity to continue serving our community.”
“The continuity of sound government
from my administration shall continue with the appointment of Councilman Kenny
to Business Administrator,” says Mayor Kelly Yaede. “John Ricci has earned bipartisan respect throughout
his career. Our entire community owes a debt of gratitude to John Ricci, who
has served with honor and distinction. At
the same time, we eagerly await Councilman Kenny’s service as our incoming
Kenny’s candidacy will be formerly
considered for approval by the Township Council at its next, scheduled meeting
on December 5th.