Village administrator resigns to take Lansing job.

July 10, 2020


Shelby Village Administrator Rob Widigan displays the architectural drawing of Getty Park improvements — a village project initiated during his tenure. 

Village administrator resigns to take Lansing job.

SHELBY — Shelby Village Administrator Robert Widigan announced his resignation this week to the Shelby Village Council after accepting a position as the City of Lansing’s finance director.

Widigan, who has been the village administrator for two years, submitted his letter of resignation, which states the following:

“Greetings friends and neighbors. Over the past two years, it has been my honor to serve the residents of this great community as village administrator. However, it is with a mixture of emotions that I hereby submit my resignation as village administrator of the Village of Shelby. This decision does not come easy for me, but I have accepted employment with the City of Lansing as their next finance director and will begin work on August 10, 2020.

“For the past two years, the Village of Shelby and Oceana County has been my home. This community and the beautiful friends I have made will always hold a special place in my heart.

“I am grateful for the opportunity and trust that I was given to serve the Village of Shelby. It is an amazing community with many great qualities and endless possibilities for the future. Together, we have accomplished many good things for our residents, and there are many more projects in progress or planned that will serve the community for decades to come.

“I hope that the community can continue to maintain the positive momentum and move further towards greatness. I cannot leave without recognizing all the hardworking village employees who ensure that the village’s services and operations are carried out. It has been a privilege to get to know, observe their commitment, share in their fellowship, and work together to make the Village of Shelby a better community.

“Over the past two years, many strides have been made towards achieving the vision for Shelby. A vision that includes a more inclusive community, comprehensive housing for all, quality jobs, and a beautiful downtown connected to the William Field Memorial Hart-Montague Rail Trail. There is still work to be done, but I know the right people are in place to ensure that vision is achieved. I have outlined to the village council my advice for moving the village forward.

“My final day in the office will be August 3, 2020. I will prioritize my time remaining to transition current projects and can always be reached afterward to provide insight or answer any questions as needed. It has indeed been a pleasure to work beside every one of you. I wish everyone the very best.

“Until next time, Rob.”

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