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Mather honored by town board in last meeting before retirement

Dec. 20 designated as “Linda Mather Day”

Cazenovia Town Clerk Linda Mather, who will retire at the end of the year, was honored by the Cazenovia Town Board at its Dec. 9 meeting.

Cazenovia Town Clerk Linda Mather, who will retire at the end of the year, was honored by the Cazenovia Town Board at its Dec. 9 meeting.

— “I admire the members of the board and I've thoroughly enjoyed working with every one of them as well as the community,” she said. “I've had the privilege of working with the very best boards, support professionals and town staff. It's been my honor and pleasure and I'll never forget a moment of it. I'll miss everyone.”

Mather also said the board’s proclamation in her honor and the designation of “Linda Mather Day” was a complete surprise to her. “I never realized so many people could keep such a great secret for so long,” she said. “I am humbled and honored by the wonderful sentiments within the proclamation. I only hope I have lived up to some of the high praise that I've received. And, the fact that my whole family was present for the presentation was sweet icing on the cake.”

Monday’s meeting was also the last meet for Monforte as town supervisor. He did not run for reelection in November so Supervisor-elect Bill Zupan will be sworn in at the board’s Jan. 13 regular meeting.

During his usual supervisor’s report to the board, Monforte said his four years as town supervisor “have been a pleasure,” but he decided not to run again because his Cazenovia Jewelry business needs him.

He said that although he will no longer be an elected official he will continue to participate in numerous projects and organizations around the county. He mentioned some of his proudest achievements as a county supervisor such as starting the Madison County Rural Health Network and working on the Buy Local campaign. He said he will continue to be a member of the county tourism committee, will work again with the Greater Cazenovia Area Chamber of Commerce and will volunteer with CRIS.

“There’s a lot going forward; I’m really excited about it,” Monforte said.

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