Eldridge Names Tully Deputy County Executive

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John Tully wasn’t out of county government for long.

John Tully

Tully was tabbed by County Executive Paul Eldridge to serve as his deputy, the same position he held under former county executive Bob Bondi, Eldridge announced Friday.

“With all the key issues facing the county including the Route 6 landfill closure, our bikeways, working with our towns on the potential of restructuring of assessment and tax collection services, and our conversion to a new integrated financial management system to name a few, John’s experience will be an invaluable asset to me as we move the county forward in 2011,” Eldridge stated in a press release. “I wanted to hit the ground running upon my appointment as county executive.”

Tully left the position in September 2010 to join Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress, a not-for-profit that promotes sustainable growth in the region.

“I appreciate the confidence that County Executive Eldridge has in me in asking me to help him guide Putnam County during the rest of this fiscal year,” Tully said in the press release. “I am excited to get back to the county to work with all my former colleagues, including the members of the legislature.”

Tully will take over in the position on Feb. 1.

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