January 18th, 2018
HORNELL, NY – Mayor John Buckley made it official Thursday evening appointing 6th Ward Alderwomen Jessica Cleveland as Deputy Mayor. Cleveland has already taken on numerous positions in city government including head of the Quality of Life Committee.
The Deputy Mayor assumes Mayoral duties in the event of the Mayor’s absence due to death, physical incapacity, impeachment or resignation.
“Jessica is a big asset to this board. We have conversed, leaned on each other, and pick each other’s brains over the last few years. I am fully confident she could fill in if necessary,” said Buckley. “When looking for a Deputy Mayor, I did not have to look to far. Jessica has just been rock solid for the city in everything she has done.”