Commissioners, Rep. William Adolph, Jr., Delaware County Coucilman Tom McGarrigle, Springfield Republican Party Leader Michael Puppio, administration and friends heaped praise on Thomas V. Mahoney for his 22 years on the . He was board president for 11 of those 22 years.
Mahoney blushed, smiled and told everyone to "keep it honest." He said he because he wants to spend more time with his grandsons, Thomas and Nicholas.
Michael Culp will replace him as First Ward commissioner. The board will appoint a new president during its reorganization meeting.