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Tioga County Legislature recognizes the retirements of three legislators

(Owego, NY) –Tioga County Legislators Clifford Balliet, Jr. (District #1) Michael A. Roberts
(District #3), and Loretta A. Sullivan (District #4) will be retiring on December 31, 2021.
The Tioga County Legislature recognized and honored the Legislators at their Twelfth
Regular Legislature meeting on December 14, 2021 and thanked them for their years of
dedicated service to the citizens and employees of Tioga County.
Legislator Balliet was elected in 2019 serving one 3-year term on the Tioga County
Legislature. During his time as a Legislator, Mr. Balliet served as the Chair of the
Administrative Services Legislative Standing Committee overseeing the Board of
Elections, County Clerk, Historian, Real Property and Veterans Departments. In addition,
Legislator Balliet served on the Legislative Standing Committees of Information
Technology & Communication Services, Public Works, Personnel, and Finance/Legal.
Legislator Balliet was appointed and served as the Legislative representative on the
Cornell Cooperative Extension Board of Tioga County from January 2020 until time of
his retirement.
Chair Sauerbrey stated, “During these three short years, Cliff has been very instrumental
in shepherding and advocating for the staff and overseeing the work of the
Departments he represented; especially with moving forward with the early voting
requirements, transition of records management to the County Clerk’s office, and
advocating for the Veterans of Tioga County.”
Legislator Roberts was elected in 2005 and was successfully re-elected until time of his
retirement. During his time as a Legislator, Mr. Roberts served as the Chair of the Public
Works Legislative Standing Committee from 2005 until time of his retirement, as well as served on the Legislative Standing Committees of Economic Development & Planning,
Information Technology & Communication Services, Public Safety, Personnel, and
Finance/Legal. During his tenure, Legislator Roberts served a one-year term as Deputy
Legislative Chair in 2007, served as a Legislative representative on the Tioga County
Industrial Development Agency from 2006-2010, served as a Legislative representative
on Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tioga County in 2011, served on the Binghamton
Metropolitan Transportation Study (BMTS) Policy Committee where he was currently
serving as the committee’s Vice-Chair and faithfully served as the Republican Majority
Leader for the past ten years.
Chair Sauerbrey stated, “Mike’s 17 years of leadership and commitment to the County
are greatly appreciated and I believe this same leadership and commitment will
transfer to his new position as Town of Owego Highway Superintendent when he takes
office in January 2022.”
Legislator Sullivan was elected in 2009 and was successfully re-elected until time of her
retirement. Legislator Sullivan served one-year terms as Chair of the Legislative Standing
Committees of Administrative Services in 2009, Information Technology &
Communication Services in 2010, and Finance/Legal in 2012. In 2014, Legislator Sullivan
resumed the position of Chair of the Information Technology & Communication Services
Committee and held this position until time of her retirement. In addition, Legislator
Sullivan served on the Legislative Standing Committees of Economic Development &
Planning, Personnel, Public Works and Health & Human Services. Legislator Sullivan
served as a Legislative representative on the Tioga County Council of Governments
from 2009 until time of her retirement. Legislator Sullivan was a founding member and
co-chair of the Tioga Investigates Natural Gas (TING) Steering Committee established
in March 2009.
Chair Sauerbrey stated, “Loretta’s fiscal responsibility, oversight, and attention to detail
are attributes that aided the Legislature in their decision-making while striving to not
pass on additional tax burdens to the citizens of Tioga County.”
Chair Sauerbrey stated, “I am proud and honored to have served with all three of these
Legislators and I am truly grateful for the work, leadership, guidance, and good
governance they provided to the Legislature, the Departments they represented over
the years, and the citizens of Tioga County. I wish them all the best in their future
endeavors and a happy, healthy retirement.”