The new Chief Executive of Longford County Council is to take up the position in six weeks time.
Tuam native, Paddy Mahon will officially take over as Longford County Council's most senior civil servanton July 11.
A Council spokesperson confirmed the announcement to the Leader last week.
Mr Mahon, a director of services with Mayo County Council, was ratified by Longford councillors last month.
News of Mr Mahon's imminent arrival comes after his predecessor, Tim Caffrey formally stepped down after ten years at the helm in March.