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A Letter of Resignation from the Chatham Township Committee; Effective Aug. 28

John Maurer has announced his official resignation from the Chatham Township Committee will be Aug. 28

August 16, 2017 

Re: Chatham Township Committee Resignation and Farewell 

Dear Chatham Township Residents, 

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In early November, 2016, I was elected to fill one of two spots for the Chatham Township Committee. In late spring of 2017, I announced to community residents that I had an opportunity to relocate my family to North Carolina, which we had carefully evaluated. When my family decided to relocate, I wanted to be visible and transparent to residents as to my pending change in situation and residency. I have always taken this role very seriously from the time that I was elected. At that time, I told the committee and Chatham residents that I would serve as committee person for as long as I continue to be a full time resident in my current home.

Although it is not public knowledge, my family and I will be closing the sale of our Chatham house at end of August and relocating our primary residence from Chatham to Raleigh, N.C. at that time. While we are excited to start a new chapter in our lives, we will be sad to see the moving company pack all of our belongings on August 28th and start the journey to North Carolina. I am therefore tendering my resignation as a member of the township committee effective August 28, 2017. 

It is with a great sense of gratitude for all Chatham residents who have supported me during my short tenure on the committee that I say thank you for allowing me to serve you. I will greatly miss working closely with my kindred spirits on the committee who I believe oversee the township in a fair and reasonable manner. I was always impressed with the current committee’s reasonable approach to respectfully addressing residents’ concerns while at the same time being mindful of keeping the municipal component of your taxes low and quality of services high. 

My wife, Mary, our daughters, Katie and Elizabeth and son, Johnny, will all greatly miss the friends and acquaintances we have had the pleasure to know and to have worked, socialized, played and prayed with these 20 years of having lived in this fine state. We will visit Chatham often over time and it’s never really farewell but rather see you again sometime soon. 

Kindest regards, 

John Maurer 

Chatham Township Committee Member 


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