The next time the Genesee County Legislature meets in regular session in September, a new clerk will be sitting to Chairwoman Rochelle Stein’s right.
Confidential Secretary to the City Manager Lisa Casey will leave the city of Batavia effective Sept. 3 and join the county four days later, replacing Clerk to the Legislature Pamela LaGrou, who becomes county compliance officer. The Legislature approved Casey’s appointment Wednesday.
“I consider it to be an advancement in my career,” Casey said. She said she’s leaving a great group of people at the city behind, but is coming to a great group with the county.
“I’m excited to have this as an opportunity. I’m just looking forward to it,” she said.
Casey said she was with the city for about 6 1/2 years. Before that, she worked in development and also in banking.
“The opportunity came up and I reached out and decided I was going to go for it,” she said of joining the county.
Casey said this was the first county Legislature meeting she attended.
Casey admitted her schedule will be different starting in September, with more monthly meetings, but added, “I’m looking forward to it. I don’t have any problems working hard and taking on whatever they have to give me.”
Batavia City Manager Rachael Tabelski said Wednesday afternoon, “I am extremely happy for Lisa and know she will do a great job with the county. The city will look to fill the confidential secretary position in the future.”
LaGrou said she has been clerk for six years and that her new job will be a different type of work.
“It’s looking at policies and procedures. It’s ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliance. It’s corporate compliance, HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) privacy ...” she said.
LaGrou said Assistant County Manager Tammi Ferringer had been the compliance officer. LaGrou formerly worked as a compliance officer with Genesee-Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (GCASA), the last couple of years she was there, auditing client records.
“I started (with GCASA) in 2007 and came to the county in 2016,” she said.