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April 18, 2014

Kalkaska County Board Chair to resign

TRAVERSE CITY — Kalkaska County’s longest-serving commissioner will resign at the end of the month.

Debra Kimball, who represents Kalkaska Township, but not the village, stepped down from her position as board chair at a meeting Tuesday night. She met with the new chair, Alan Hart on Wednesday and told him she would resign from the commission on April 30, Hart said.

Kimball, who served as commissioner for seven and a half years, cited personal reasons for her resignation, Hart said.

“I worked very well with her as a commissioner, although we didn’t always agree,” Hart said. “She was easy to work with.”

Kimball became the chair of the Board of Commissioners this year and served as the vice chair from 2012 through 2013.

Board members have 30 days to fill a vacancy. If they can’t pick someone to fill the spot in that time, they have to hold a special election, Hart said.

Interested applicants will have to submit a resume and fill out a letter of application. Hart expects the application deadline to be May 2, but commissioners will officially pick a date at their next meeting.

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