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11/30/2017 - As Longtime Hamilton Administrator Sets to Retire at Year’s End Hamilton Councilman David Kenny is Selected to Take Over Position

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 Business Administrator.”

Kenny’s candidacy will be formerly considered for approval by the Township Council at its next, scheduled meeting on December 5th.