Garnar Names Interim Social Services Commissioner
An interim Broome County commissioner of Social Services and Mental Health will take charge next week.
County Executive Jason Garnar has selected Donald Bowersox to serve as the acting commissioner.
The appointment will take effect on April 28. That’s the retirement date for long-time commissioner Arthur Johnson.
Bowersox has been deputy social services commissioner since 2004.
According to a county news release, his thirty-year career has spanned all program areas handled by the Social Services department, including adoption, foster care and child protective.
Bowersox is expected to remain the acting commissioner while a search process is underway for a person to serve as permanent commissioner.
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