Allegheny County Manager William McKain stepping down

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Allegheny County manager William McKain is stepping down to join the private sector.

He has served in the role since July 2012; Among his achievements, he oversaw the launch of the Park Rangers program, redeployment of county police and creation of three new county departments.

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“Willy often says that our employees are our best asset, and that couldn’t be a more apt description of him. For the last 10 and a half years, he has worked tirelessly to manage the day-to-day operations of this county, always thinking of how best to serve those who call this region home,” said County Executive Rich Fitzgerald. “We have been extremely fortunate to have had his leadership in this county. He has set an example for what a county manager should be.

McKain was also able to hold the line on property taxes, increase the county’s fund balance, and receive the highest bond rating from rating agencies in four decades.

“In all my time in government, I don’t think I’ve met another public servant quite like Willy. His dedication, intelligence, work ethic and just plain hustle put him a cut above the rest,” said Jennifer Liptak, Chief of Staff.

McKain’s dedication was prevalent in him going to work daily throughout the pandemic, even as county offices were closed.

He is an accomplished Certified Public Accountant and a member/frequent presenter of both the Government Finance Officers Association and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

His last day will be February 3rd with an announcement on his next opportunity coming in the next few days.

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