Broome County deputy county executive Kevin McManus has announced he's planning to resign the post he's held for the past four years.

McManus advised county department heads of his decision Tuesday morning. A short time later, on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, he said his resignation will take effect March 12.

McManus said he's "looking forward to the next challenge in life and taking a step back from the 24/7, 365 commitment" he had made to County Executive Jason Garnar.

McManus started learning about county government as a teenager when his father, Donald, served as county executive from 1977 to 1981.

Over the years, he's spent time teaching and working in various government roles.

McManus said he's proud of what has been accomplished during his time as part of Garnar's administration.

As for his future, McManus said he has "nothing lined up at this point." He said he could see himself "going back into teaching, possibly government, maybe coaching basketball."

In a statement released by his office, Garnar thanked McManus "for all his hard work over these past four years." He said "I wish him luck in whatever the future has in store."

Jason Garnar and Kevin McManus at a Binghamton Rumble Ponies game in September 2017. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

This story was updated to include comments from Broome County Executive Jason Garnar.

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