JOHN McLaughlin has been appointed as the temporary chief executive of Donegal County Council.
Mr McLaughlin has most recently been the Council’s director of roads and transportation.
He will, from tomorrow, become temporary chief executive.
Séamus Neely has stepped down as chief executive after ten years in the role.
In a letter to Cathaorleach, Cllr Rena Donaghey, and other elected members, Mr McLaughlin said: “Our Chief Executive, Seamus Neely finishes up his position at the Council today.
“I know that you got the chance to thank him for his work and wish him well at the last Council Meeting, by telephone and the function held last Friday.
“I know that he appreciated all that very much and especially so during these COVID pandemic times.
“I would like to let you know that I have been appointed by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government as Donegal County Chief Executive temporarily commencing tomorrow 28 July 2020 until a permanent appointment is made.
“The Council has well established structures and positive working relationships between elected members, management and staff and together we will be working to achieve the best outcomes for the county and the community that we serve.
“I look forward to working closely with the Council Members over the coming period and dealing with both the challenges and opportunities that we will face.”