It's the end of an era for one of West Michigan's longest serving government officials.

Daryl Delabbio attended his final Kent County Board meeting as the County Administrator -- he's retiring at the end of the month, after a 40-year career in municipal management.

Delabbio has served as Kent County Administrator since 1998. At Thursday's meeting, he talked about his job has changed over the past four decades.

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"Back 40 years ago there was no internet, no computer, no mass mobilization of people to attend to issues," he said. "So, that's probably the most significant change and I think the nature of the political environment has changed a lot."

Delabbio says he's going to take about six months to decompress and do some traveling with his wife.

There is a farewell open house planned for him on Tuesday, June 27, from 3 to 6 p.m. at DeVos Performance Hall.

Assistant Administrator Wayman Britt will take over on an interim basis starting July 1.

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