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Carballada to succeed Redon as deputy mayor

Carlos Carballada is returning to City Hall.

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren on Friday said she has picked Carballada to serve as deputy mayor. He will succeed Leonard Redon, who is retiring.

Carballada is slated to move into the post in June and has agreed to serve until the end of the year.

“I am excited for Carlos Carballada to join my team at City Hall and to have the opportunity to once again work with this dynamic, professional and community-minded leader,” Warren said.

Carballada (pictured) has extensive public- and private-sector experience. In 2006, he became commissioner of city economic development, and in 2011 he served as acting mayor. He also is a past member of the state Board of Regents.

A veteran of the banking industry, Carballada served as a director at M&T Bank, and president and CEO of First National Bank and Central Trust Co.

Redon plans to step down at the end of May, in order to spend more time with his family and to focus on his ongoing battle with cancer. Warren said she has asked Redon to continue to serve the city on a number of special projects related to health care and the budget.

“I was initially very sad to learn of (Redon’s) decision to retire but was glad he will continue assisting our city on some important special projects going forward,” the mayor said.

“Len has been an invaluable part of my team, he has been a stalwart supporter of our city and he has become a good friend,” she added. “I will miss working with him on a daily basis. I am grateful for his service and I wish him and his family Godspeed in what I know will be a successful fight against cancer.”

Redon has served as deputy mayor since 2011.

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