A Howell Township board member is officially retiring.

Former Clerk and Zoning Administrator Carolyn Eaton previously retired from those positions, but was later elected to the board as a trustee. Eaton has been with the township for roughly 18 years. She recently got married and will be moving to Hartland Township, thus can no longer serve on the board and her resignation was formally accepted during Monday night’s meeting.

Eaton tells WHMI it has been such a pleasure serving and a really good experience working with the township, noting they were able to pull it out of some bad places when the economy tanked. Eaton says she just wishes more people would come to board meetings and participate a little bit more, which would be helpful because it’s truly a great a great community.

Board members said Eaton will be missed and commended her for her many contributions to the township. County Commissioner Don Parker was in the audience and further thanked her for a “job well done”, saying the township is better poised because of all of her hard work.

Eaton’s last day will be November 9th. A search process will be getting underway and the board will be accepting applications for the open seat. The board has 45 days to make an appointment, and that candidate would serve until the November 2018 election. Linked In photo. (JM)