In a surprise move, long-time Macedon Town Clerk, Judy Gravino, handed in her letter of resignation, effective August 29th at Thursday’s (8/14) Town Board meeting.
Town Supervisor, Bill Hammond, said he was caught off guard by the move, but did know Gravino had been discussing retirement.
In her official letter dated August 11th, to the Secretary of State, Gravino wrote:
“Please consider this letter my formal letter of retirement effective August 30, 2014 from the position of the Macedon Town Clerk. My last day worked will be August 29, 2014. My term of office was to expire December 31, 2015.
While I am excited about my impending retirement, it is bitter sweet to leave the position that has been my life for so many years. It has truly been an honor and pleasure to serve the residents within my community. I have also been very fortunate to work with many wonderful people throughout my tenure with the Town of Macedon.”
Judy has served as the Macedon Town Clerk for 26 years, and served as District Director for the NY State Town Clerk’s Association for all of that time. She has also served on various committees include: Mixer Committee, Clerk of the Year Committee, Scholarship committee and is a member of the Wayne County Clerk’s Association, having served as past treasurer. She holds the title of Registered Municipal Clerk, having completed requirements prescribed by the Association for that certification.
As Macedon Town Clerk, she also serves as Records Management Officer, Registrar of Vital Statistics, Notary Public, Water Billing Clerk and works closely with the Wayne County Water & Sewer Authority.
Judy was instrumental in salvaging and restoring documents and Vital Records following a devastating fire in 2001 at the old Town Hall building. For a time, she worked from her car, home and makeshift office, recreating her vault and each file, page by page, and helped to save a priceless book collection stored in the library.
According to Hammond, the Town Board cannot officially act to select and appoint a Town Clerk replacement until after August 30th.
“Because of the timing, anyone selected would have to run for the position in the November election and, if elected, take office officially on January 1st, 2015.
In another move by the Board, they agreed to allow current police clerk, Tyler Robinson, to attend the regional Police Academy slated to begin in February of 2015.
Robinson, upon completion, would then become a Macedon Police Officer.
Tyler has been serving as the Macedon Police Clerk for a number of years.
According to Macedon Chief, John Colella, the process and posting to fill the police clerk position will begin in the near future.