Miner Announces New Administration Appointments

Miner Announces Appointment of Former Judge Joseph Fahey as New Interim Corporation Counsel, Robert Stamey Director of Personnel and Labor Relations

Miner: Fahey, Stamey are Talented Attorneys Who Bring Their Intelligence and Experience to These New Roles

SYRACUSE, N.Y. –On December 15th, Mayor Stephanie A. Miner  announced a series of appointments to her administration. The Mayor announced that Joseph Fahey would be appointed interim Corporation Counsel and Robert Stamey will be appointed Director of Personnel and Labor Relations.

“Judge Fahey and Mr. Stamey are talented attorneys who bring their intelligence and experience to these positions ,” said Syracuse Mayor Stephanie A. Miner. “I have confidence in these individuals ability to serve in my administration in these roles and I look forward to what we can accomplish together. Judge Fahey has been a longtime advocate who has delivered justice for the people of our community. ”

Joseph Fahey will become interim Corporation Counsel. Mr. Fahey served as an Onondaga County Court judge for 19 years and during that time was an acting state Supreme Court justice. From 1985 to 1993, he served as a Commissioner for the Syracuse Board of Education. Mr. Fahey was a partner in the firm of Wiles and Fahey and also served as a senior staff attorney for the Hiscock Legal Aid society. Mr. Fahey, 67, brings decades of trial law and public service experience to the City of Syracuse. He is also the author of James K. McGuire: Boy Mayor and Irish Nationalist, a biography of former Syracuse Mayor James Kennedy McGuire.

Robert Stamey will become the Director of Personnel and Labor Relations. Prior to being the City’s corporation counsel, Mr. Stamey served in this capacity for several years. Stamey will replace Derrek Thomas, who will join the Syracuse City Court on December 31, 2016. Stamey is 58. Stamey first worked as assistant Corporation Counsel in 1992 and 1993 then and returned to the office in 2005 and specialized in litigation and labor relations. Stamey graduated with a BA in Psychology from Syracuse University in 1983 and received his law degree from Syracuse University’s College of Law 1987.

“With ongoing changes to the federal regulatory environment, it is critical we have someone who has a thorough understanding of rules, laws, and procedures. Mr. Stamey has the experience, talent, and understanding to ensure Syracuse is prepared to adapt to these changes and I am pleased he will assume this role once again for the City,” added Mayor Miner.

The appointments will be effective at the beginning of 2017.