City deputies in place

Saratoga Springs has all of its deputies in place.

Republican Scott Johnson, mayor-elect of Saratoga Springs, officially named Shauna M. Sutton as his deputy mayor when he takes office on Jan. 1.

Shauna brings energy, diligence and organizational talents, along with many years of experience with budgets, management and project coordination to this position, said Johnson. "Anyone who has worked with Shauna before knows her enthusiasm is infectious and she will be an asset to my administration. Together, we can move the city in the right direction."

A lifelong resident of Saratoga Springs, Sutton is a graduate of Saratoga Springs High School and holds a bachelor's degree from Russell Sage College. Professionally, she is the superintendent of Greenridge Cemetery Association and has served on the board of directors since 1981. She has also been active in many community activities including fundraising, parent-teacher organizations and Girl Scouting.

Sutton is Johnson's first political appointment and will earn the deputy appointee pay of $66,693 a year.

"I am honored to serve as the deputy mayor for Saratoga Springs and am grateful for the confidence Mayor-elect Johnson has in my abilities," said Sutton. "In return, I have a great deal of faith and confidence in Mr. Johnson's qualifications to serve as our mayor. I look forward to working with Scott and other members of City Hall, and I will approach my new position with the passion and dedication needed to meet the challenges and issues facing our great city."

Johnson was the last of the incoming council members to name a deputy.

Anthony "Skip" Scirocco, who beat incumbent Public Works Commissioner Thomas McTygue, named Pat Design as his deputy well before the election. Design held the position under McTygue before leaving abruptly over the summer.

Finance Commissioner-elect Kenneth Ivins has hired Kate Jarosh, an event and wedding planner who worked in Gov. George Pataki's executive office.

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