ITHACA, N.Y. — It appears Frank Nagy is no longer director of parking with the City of Ithaca.

On Thursday, an automatic reply came back from Nagy’s city email stating, “Frank Nagy is no longer with the City of Ithaca.”

City of Ithaca officials have been silent about Nagy’s employment status and what happened. But, at the top of the city’s job openings page is “Director of Parking.” The parking division page of the city’s website also lists the director position as vacant.


Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick, Chief of Staff Dan Cogan, Superintendent of Public Works Michael Thorne and Human Resources Director Schelley Michell-Nunn have not responded to requests for Nagy’s employment status with the city.

Thorne said, “I appreciate the interest, but as a matter of policy we don’t discuss personnel issues with the media.”

Cogan said, “I am sorry, but I cannot provide any information in response to your inquiry.”

However, in the past the City of Ithaca has at least released the employment status of city employees. In April 2017, the city released the employment status of former Ithaca Police officer Matthew Pagliaro. In a statement, Public Information Officer Jamie Williamson said, “The City has been made aware of the arrest involving former IPD officer Matt Pagliaro. Pagliaro is no longer employed by IPD.”

Nagy has been director of parking in the City of Ithaca since 2013. He has worked in parking for 15 years prior and before coming to Ithaca, worked as a district manager for Republic Parking. Since Nagy came on as parking director, the city switched to electronic pay stations and replaced the old meters downtown.

Nagy has not responded to a request for comment.

The Ithaca Voice has filed Freedom of Information requests with the city for more information about what happened to Frank Nagy.

Kelsey O'Connor

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