Town Board member Brenden Boudreau to resign
May 21, 2017
According to Windsor’s charter, a Town Board member position can remain open if it is vacated less than one year before the next municipal election, or the town board can appoint a person or call for a special election to fill the seat. After board member Christian Morgan announced his resignation, the board decided to appoint a person to fill his seat. Interviews for candidates hoping to fill the District 2 seat have been set for June 5.
Windsor Town Board member Brenden Boudreau's resignation is on the consent agenda for Monday night's board meeting.
Boudreau will be the second board member to resign this year, with Christian Morgan resigning earlier in the year, effective June 5, due to time constraints.
In his resignation letter, Boudreau said he will be resigning effective July 31 to move closer to family in Michigan due to extended family health concerns and because he and his wife are looking forward to the birth of their first child.
A representative of District 5, Boudreau was elected in 2016 and his term would have expired in 2020.
Boudreau and his wife moved to Windsor in January 2014, and he began working with the National Association for Gun Rights, which he will continue to work with following his move, Boudreau said in an email.
"I was encouraged to run for town board by friends of mine here in Windsor during the spring of 2016," he said in the email. "I'm a proponent of getting involved in local politics, so after discussing with my family and praying about it, I decided to run."
Boudreau said he has learned much during his time on the board.
"It is amazing how many different issues that are dealt with by the town board," he said.
While on the board, Boudreau said he worked to provide a "different perspective" and to represent the interests of Windsor residents.
"I've appreciated how even though we may disagree on a range of issues or just have different perspectives, the mayor and my fellow town board members are always respectful and welcome the debate," he said. "I pray that I showed them the same respect during my time on the board."
Boudreau said he and his family will miss being in Windsor.
"We truly have been blessed in our time here and wish all the best as the town grows into the future," he said. "We'll certainly return to visit in the future with our growing family."
While Boudreau does not know if holding a public office is in his future, he said he would like to serve again.