Change of leadership coming now to Canandaigua City Hall

This week longtime Canandaigua Mayor Ellen Polimeni ends a 28 year run that can only be described as historic.

“It amazes me how much we addressed and how much we were able to accomplish,” Polimeni told the Messenger Post.

The memories – good and bad – leave Canandaigua in a good place moving forward. Republican Councilor Bob Palumbo, who takes office this week, defeated Polimeni in November’s general election.

He had nothing but praise for Polimeni’s legacy and efforts to help him transition.

To cap off her career, she was recognized with the John H. Galligan Award. That honor is from the New York Conference of Mayors.

“She’s done a lot of very good things for the city,” Palumbo told the Messenger Post. She was first elected in 1992 and served through multiple decades. Moving forward she plans to continue being a voice for the health of Canandaigua Lake.

Something she was proud of leading while mayor.


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