Mike Forde will take over as superintendent of this Seneca County village’s Department of Public Works Friday.
The Village Board appointed the Waterloo native to the position at Monday’s meeting. The vote was unanimous.
Forde succeeds Steve Ward, who is retiring Thursday following a career that spanned 26-plus years.
Forde, a 1988 Waterloo High School graduate, has worked under Ward for 20 years, starting as a laborer and rising to foreman. His salary will be $66,800.
“I think we’ll be very happy with Mike,” Waterloo Mayor Ted Young said. “He’ll do a fine job, and I believe it will be a smooth transition.”
Trustee Gina Suffredini thanked Ward for his service.