(Update, May 13) – Former Rochester Mayor Carlos Carballada will replace Deputy Mayor Leonard Redon, who is stepping down from the position due to health concerns.
Carballada, 81, will take over the position in June.
“I was initially very sad to learn of Deputy Mayor Redon’s decision to retire, but was glad he will continue assisting our city on some important special projects going forward,” Mayor Lovely Warren said in a statement. “I am excited for Carlos Carballada to join my team at City Hall, and to have the opportunity to once again work with this dynamic, professional and community-minded leader.”
Carballada had briefly served as acting mayor in 2011.
“Carlos’ experience and dedication to our city will mean he can hit the ground running from day one,” the mayor stated.
(From May 12) – Rochester Deputy Mayor Leonard Redon, the highest appointed official in Mayor Lovely Warren’s administration, will step down from the role, due to health concerns, reports said.
According to an article in the Democrat and Chronicle, “It’s time for me to go take care of me,” the 64-year-old Redon stated.
The deputy mayor had reportedly been diagnosed with cancer in February of 2015.
Redon served in the same position under former Mayor Thomas Richards, beginning in 2011, and was one of the few members from the previous administration to remain with Mayor Warren at City Hall.
He also previously served as vice president of western operations for Paychex, following a 28-year stint at Eastman Kodak Co.
The city is expected to release an official announcement regarding Redon’s resignation next week, according to the article.