After 16 years as county planning commissioner, Ed Marx says he will retire in late August.
Marx, 63, joined Tompkins County in 2001 as commissioner of planning. Since then, his responsibilities also have included part-time service as deputy county administrator between 2004 and 2005, and executive management of the Public Works Department as commissioner of planning and public works from 2005 through 2012.
Throughout his tenure, Marx has noted several changes in the county.
In 2004, the county first adopted the County Comprehensive Plan, which was revised in 2015.