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Michelle Reardon, Peninsula Township’s Director of Planning & Zoning, has resigned, effective Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016.

Michelle Reardon, Peninsula Township
Michelle Reardon | Peninsula Township Photo

Reardon said she submitted her letter of resignation to the Township Board on Thursday, Sept. 1, and she will be taking a new position with the Traverse City Housing Commission, working with affordable housing.

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“That’s what I did when I was downstate,” said Reardon, “so I’m pretty excited to get back to it.”

No word yet on who will be taking Reardon’s position with Peninsula Township, but watch Old Mission Gazette for updates and news.

“I’ve let the Town Board know that I don’t want to leave them in the lurch, so I’m sure we’ll be having more discussions,” said Reardon.

Along with the incoming Peninsula Township Treasurer and Trustees, other changes that have occurred in the leadership of Peninsula Township include the death of supervisor Pete Correia, the appointment of incoming supervisor Rob Manigold, and the resignation of Township Clerk Monica Hoffman.

Here is the transcript of Reardon’s resignation letter.

September 1, 2016

Peninsula Township Board
13235 Center Rd.
Traverse City, MI 49686

Dear Board Members,

Please accept this letter as notice of my resignation from my position as Director of Planning & Zoning. My last day of employment will be September 15, 2016.

I received an offer from another agency, and after careful consideration, I realize that this opportunity is too exciting for me to decline.

It has been a pleasure working with you and the community over the last three years. I would like to help with the transition of my duties so that the department continues to function smoothly after my departure. I am available to help recruit my replacement, and I will make certain that all files are complete before my last day of work.

Thank you again for the opportunity to work for Peninsula Township. I wish you and your staff all the best, and I look forward to staying ┬áin touch with you. You can email me anytime at [email protected].

Sincerely,
Michelle L. Reardon

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