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Lloyd to Retire as Dormont Mayor

A date has not been finalized, but Dormont Mayor Tom Lloyd said he is planning to step down from his position in the borough before the end of his term.

After 18 years as a council member, followed by 19 years as mayor, Dormont Mayor Tom Lloyd said he plans to retire from his position in the borough.

Lloyd said he has not set a date for when he will step down from his position, but said he likely will not finish his current term as mayor, which ends next year.

“It’s a long time that I’ve served here and I think it’s about time for me to step down,” Lloyd said. “It’s going to happen, it’s just there’s no time frame really set.”

Lloyd said the time he spent as mayor was not without its rough spots, but that he always enjoyed serving the borough and its residents. He said he thinks he’s leaving the borough in good hands with the current council members, and the new hires to the borough’s administrative staff.

“I’ve enjoyed it,” he said. “The borough is doing such a turnaround now with the new council, and with Mr. Naftal, who was an excellent pick to be the borough manager. Things are really looking up now and I think this group is going to do some really good things.”

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Ed M September 26, 2012 at 10:48 AM
Thanks for many good years, Mr Mayor.
MSgt. John DeLallo September 26, 2012 at 02:22 PM
Tom: We go back to 1974 as comrades in arms, 25 years of Dormont residency before I went to Johnstown to work for the Government, and have remained fast friends through it all. Your service to the Nation, and to Dormont, are remarkable, and certainly far above the call of duty. Give my best to your sweetie, Bert, and enjoy a well deserved retirement. I certainly hope the citizens of Dormont, past and present, turn out in record numbers to honor you. I cannot imagine you simply fading away. Note to Borough Council--VFW 694 will be proud to host a retirement party for Tom.
John Spoon September 26, 2012 at 02:46 PM
I haven't been here long enough to have met him but I've heard good things. So once he steps down, who takes over or is there a special election?
Paula Hemingway Chirillo September 26, 2012 at 02:49 PM
Good luck in all you do Mr. Lloyd and god bless
Jeffrey Fabus September 26, 2012 at 05:22 PM
Teddy Roosevelt said "The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight." I think he had Mayor Lloyd in mind when he said this. Not only has Mr. Lloyd served this community on council and as mayor for a total of 37 years, he also spent a great many years as a member of the Dormont Athletic Boosters Association as a member, coach and officer. I am better off for knowing Tom and am honored to count him among my friends. I wish him well in his golden years.
Matt Hamilton September 26, 2012 at 06:00 PM
Best wishes Mr. Mayor. Thank you for serving your community well especially when it wasn't easy or unpopular. Cheers!
Drew Lehman September 26, 2012 at 06:49 PM
Having spent four years on council made me really appreciate the time and energy that it takes to perform the duties as a representative of the people. Congratulations Mr. Lloyd on your many years of service to Dormont Borough. Best wishes to you and your family.
Erin Faulk September 26, 2012 at 07:17 PM
Someone will likely be appointed, unless there's another local election before the end of his term (in that case, a special election would be held with the local election). Different boroughs handle it differently—I will find out for sure.
Dormonster September 26, 2012 at 10:19 PM
Enjoy your retirement Mayor Lloyd! Best wishes and thanks for many good years in Dormont.
Linden Martinez September 27, 2012 at 01:24 PM
Thank you, Mayor Lloyd, for your years of service and your many kindnesses to my daughter and me.
Jerry Proctor September 27, 2012 at 05:47 PM
Class act all the way. Mayor Lloyd will be missed.
Billy Nardozzi September 28, 2012 at 10:53 PM
About Mr. Lloyd; I've known Mr. Lloyd since I was 14 yrs old. And not ever once,then or now,has he ever, I repeat; "ever" been nothing but nice. Always had a kind word to say. Always was willing to help. And a very intelligent and concerned citizen. And he was good for Dormont in every aspect of the word. If they can find someone to replace such a great person, they will be very lucky. Thank you again Mr. Lloyd, for your caring and wonderful service. Yours Truly Billy Nardozzi

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