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Erie County public works chief retiring

Erie County Public Works Commissioner John Loffredo is retiring at the end of January, County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz's office announced Thursday.

Loffredo, who will have served five years in the Poloncarz administration, previously held the post from 1988 to 2000 in the administration of Dennis Gorski. Loffredo's accomplishments include overseeing tens of millions of dollars in county infrastructure improvements and helping with lease negotiations with the Buffalo Bills, Poloncarz's office said.

“I thank John Loffredo for his years of service to the people of Erie County and for the good work that his department has done throughout the county,” Poloncarz said in a written statement. “Public works is a big department that requires the ability to manage personnel, timetables, and budgets in order to produce the results that residents expect. As such, the search is currently underway for an individual who has the skill set required to replace Mr. Loffredo and continue to provide exceptional service to county residents.”

Resumes for the job are being accepted through Wednesday. The starting salary for the job is $98,827. More information about applying for the position may be found here.

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