Kent Co. administrator to retire after nearly 20 years

Kent County Administrator, Dayrl Delabbio
A file image of Kent County Administrator Daryl Delabbio.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Longtime Kent County Administrator Daryl Delabbio is retiring, 24 Hour News 8 has learned.

County commissioners were notified Wednesday evening that Delabbio intended to step down effective July 1, 2017.

In a letter announcing his retirement, Delabbio said his “years in Kent County have been the most personally and professional rewarding” of his career and that they were filled with “great opportunities to learn and serve, unique challenges to face and resolve, and a series of profound memories.”

He has been with the county since 1995, starting out as an assistant administrator, according to the county’s website. He became the top administrator in September 1998.

In his letter, Delabbio thanked the commissioners he has worked with for their “leadership and commitment to public service, and for their support and confidence.” He also praised his fellow county employees for their hard work.