Mayor Caroline McCarley will resign once the budget process is over in June, stepping down partway through what she intended as her third and final term in the Lilac City’s top elected office.
McCarley, who retired from her professional career at the beginning of 2020, said her plan to retire from elected office this year was accelerated by both the COVID-19 pandemic and by the fact that the home she and her husband are building on Cape Cod will be finished this summer.
“We’re excited,” she said. “It’s going to be a whole new big deal change in life, but it’s kind of time.”
McCarley will see Rochester through the end of its annual budget process. Deputy Mayor Elaine Lauterborn will then, in accordance with the city charter, serve as acting mayor until a new mayor is elected in November.
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