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Quickest tenure ever? Head of water authority resigns after less than two weeks in position

Posted at 12:45 PM, Feb 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-13 12:45:03-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — He took the job on February 4 and by February 15 2019, John Mye III will already be the former executive director of the Erie County Water Authority (ECWA)

Mye released a statement on Wednesday writing, Due to unforeseen personal matters, I am resigning as executive director of the Erie County Water Authority (ECWA) effective Friday, February 15, 2019.

“After my very brief time at the ECWA discovering the full magnitude of the responsibilities of the position, and after close consultation with my family, I have determined that due to this personal matter it is in the best interests of myself and the ECWA to resign.

“The ECWA and its ratepayers deserve to have an executive director that can fully meet the rigorous daily demands of leading the largest public water utility in the region.

“I want to extend my gratitude to the ECWA board of commissioners and senior management who were extremely professional during my hiring process. They also were very understanding of the unforeseen personal circumstances resulting in my resignation.

“Along these lines, in the short time I was at the ECWA, I came away very impressed with its operations. The organization is well managed, and I am confident that the leadership at ECWA will select a highly qualified individual that will continue to lead the organization in a positive direction.”