Brown resigns from Heights council

By J. PATRICK PEPPER
Times-Herald Newspapers

HEIGHTS — City Councilman Bob Brown announced his resignation at the body’s July 14 regular meeting, ending his second stint there less than two years after being elected.

“I have fully enjoyed the last year and a half. I wish you well,” he wrote in a resignation letter to the council.

Citing personal matters and the demands of his job as executive director of the Senior Alliance Area Agency on Aging 1-C, a Wayne County advocacy for the elderly, Brown said he no longer could fill his duties as councilman to the best of his abilities.

The open seat created by Brown’s absence is supposed to be filled by a person appointed by the remaining six council members. The city has begun compiling ads and requesting resumes from potential candidates. The successor will fill the remainder of Brown’s term, which expires Dec. 31, 2011.

Brown was elected to the council most recently in 2007, taking office in January 2008. He also served on the council from 1986 until 1996, when he was elected to the state House of Representatives.