Residents of Eagle Mountain,
I want to share this letter which I have now sent to the City Council and City Staff. I think the letter portrays my thoughts at this moment so this will be my shortest blog post ever.
Dear Eagle Mountain City Council:
I have been honored and blessed to serve the residents of Eagle Mountain City over the last few years. I have equally enjoyed working with each of you. For this reason it is bittersweet that I write to inform you of my resignation as Mayor of Eagle Mountain City, effective as of August 18.
After determining I would not be running for reelection, and commencing with a job search I was fortunate enough to have been offered a job working for Rocky Mountain Power as Economic Development Director. This position will begin on August 21, 2017. As you are already aware, we have all worked diligently to provide the residents of Eagle Mountain with clarity and transparency in all communications. It is in that same spirit that I tender this resignation in order to prevent any perception of a conflict of interest.
It would be impossible for me to express in words the appreciation I have to the residents, city staff, and to each of you for the faith you have placed in me over these last few years. While letting go of the things we care about is difficult, the task of leading the City through this transition will be in your capable hands. While I will preside over the coming Special City Council Meeting to select a new mayor, the task of selecting that individual will be yours. I have confidence that each of you will lead with integrity, wisdom, and kindness as you seek to appoint an interim Mayor in the interest of maintaining stability within city operations. If I did not have this confidence in each of you, my decision would have been far more difficult.
Though it is difficult for me to acknowledge that I will soon not be a part of this organization, I could not possibly be any more proud of what we have accomplished together. I will remain expectant and proud of the things I know each of you will accomplish as you continue your service to the people of Eagle Mountain City.