August 17, 2017

Chairwoman resigns from BOC

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Board of Commissioner Chairwoman Brandy Wright submitted her resignation to the Board of Commissioners at its April 11 meeting.

At the meeting commissioners unanimously approved the resignation request following some initial apprehension.

“We really are voting on this?” Commissioner Wayne Nutt said at the meeting.

In an interview following the meeting, Wright said she was leaving the board at this time to apply for a position that would help her family.

“I have opportunities I would like to pursue and I can’t pursue them while I’m a commissioner because there’s a conflict,” Wright said.

However, she would not disclose at this time what the position is or what the conflict with her duties as a commissioner would be. Wright said it was a difficult decision for her to make.

“I love serving the county,” she said. “I love representing the county. We have a great board of commissioners and I think they’re going to do a fantastic job. I look forward to seeing what they can do.”

In 2016 Wright served as an interim commissioner following the death of Bob Boerner. She was sworn in by the board on Sept. 27. Later that year, She ran unopposed in Oscoda County’s third district as a Republican tallying up 546 votes in the Nov. 8 election.

Wright was named chairwoman at a Jan. 3 meeting and fellow newly-elected Commissioner LaNita Olsen was named co-chair.

Wright's resignation will take effect following the April 25 Board of Commissioners meeting. The meeting will take place at 10 a.m. at the county annex with a workshop an hour prior.

UPDATE 7:13 p.m.: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated Wright accepted a new position. She is currently applying for the position.

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