Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Vernon Brown Resigns Council Seat

One of my favorite Councillors is resigning his Council seat, effective August 1. 

Vernon Brown has represented parts of Warren Township since 2003.  He works as a Battalion Chief for IFD, and according to a new state law, cannot serve on the Council in a new term, since the Council oversees IFD's budget. 

He is currently running for Warren Township Trustee.  The City-County 2015 budget process should begin within the next couple of weeks and stretch through to early October.  The budget is time-consuming and effort-zapping.  Brown doesn't want to short change either the budget process or his campaign, so has taken the step to move forward with the campaign.

I'll miss Brown on the Council.  We certainly don't agree on everything, but that's not why I like someone anyway.  Whenever I asked Brown a question, he always answered it straight.  He's a what-you-see-is-what-you-get kind of guy; and I appreciate that forthrightness.

I'll particularly miss his occasional back and forth repartee with fellow Warren Councillor, Ben Hunter.  It was often the only real public discussion of some rather important issues.  I don't know if Hunter will miss them as much as I, but he gave as good as he got.

So, I just wanted to take a moment to thank Vernon Brown for his service to the community through his work on the Council.  Good luck, be safe, and thank you.

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