Landon, Baia recognized, successors confirmed

Montgomery County legislators honored two longtime county employees Tuesday night while at the same time confirming the appointments of their replacements.

Douglas E. Landon has served as part-time county attorney for 17 years. Legislators recently voted to make the position full-time, and Landon decided not to seek reappointment. Also, county Personnel Director Richard Baia is retiring after 25 years in the position. Both were honored with proclamations at Tuesday’s meeting of the county legislature.

Both Landon and Baia served on the former Board of Supervisors. Landon represented Amsterdam’s First Ward and Baia represented the city’s Fifth Ward.

County Executive Matthew Ossenfort nominated Meghan M. Manion to succeed Landon as county attorney and Nicole Yaggle to succeed Baia as personnel officer. Both were endorsed last week by the legislature’s Personnel Committee and confirmed unanimously Tuesday by the full legislature.

Manion will take office April 1. She will be paid $77,750 per year, according to the text of the resolution appointing her to the position. Yaggle will serve a six-year term and be paid $61,904 per year.

John Becker

John Becker is both a Reporter and Consulting Editor for The Compass. He and his wife Pat operate Abbey Farms in Amsterdam NY.