After 12 years with Brockton, Director of Operations Colin Saunders is has decided to leave municipal life for work in the private sector.
Saunders began his career in the private sector and it looks like he will now finish it there.
In 2006 Saunders was hired as Brockton’s Utility Manager and over the last dozen years his role and responsibilities grew.
Replacing Saunders won't be easy, as he boasts a very large portfolio.
As Director of Operations, Saunders oversees Recreation, Water, Wastewater, Roads, Bridges and Solid Waste.
Saunders stresses his heavy workload did not contribute to his decision to go back to the private sector.
In fact he says he thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of his increased workload which made the decision to leave even harder.
Saunders is not the only one leaving Brockton’s team.
Deputy Clerk Brandy Paterson has announced her plans to resign in mid August.
Patterson has agreed to stay on in a contract position until the end of the year as an Elections/Project Assistant.
CAO Sonya Watson says there is going be a huge hole with the loss of these two key staff members who have played an instrumental role in Brockton.
Recruitment efforts will now begin, Watson hopes to have both positions filled by the Fall.