Allegany County Administrator Retires After 21 Years of Serviceby Representative Tom Reed
Posted on 2013-03-04
of new york
in the house of representatives
Monday, March 4, 2013
Mr. REED. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the 21 years of
dedicated service that John E. Margeson provided to Allegany County as
County Administrator. Mr. Margeson began serving the Allegany County
government over thirty years ago in 1977 as a probation officer. In
1982, he was appointed to be the administrative assistant to the
chairman of the board and held that position until 1992 when he was
appointed the county's first administrator. Mr. Margeson recently
announced his retirement as Allegany County Administrator to be
effective at the end of March 2013.
As the first county administrator in Allegany County, he spent over two decades making changes and updates as new federal and state mandates emerged. As a result of these mandates, the role of the Allegany County government has grown and reacted to the issues at hand. Mr. Margeson also helped oversee some of the largest capital projects in the county's history, including a new jail and a court annex. Making it a priority to attend every committee and full board meeting, Mr. Margeson provides extensive and invaluable knowledge to the board members.
Following his many years of dutiful work, Mr. Margeson looks forward to spending his retirement with his wife, two kids and his grandchildren. He also intends on playing many rounds of golf and his favorite card games in his hometown of Scio, New York.
I wish Mr. Margeson the very best in retirement and thank him for his public service.