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Brighton council votes to accept Geinzer resignation


On a 5-2 vote Monday night, Brighton City Council accepted the resignation of city manager Nate Geinzer, who abruptly resigned his position after last week’s council meeting.

According to the Livingston Daily, Mayor Pro Tem Jim Bohn read from the first sentence of Geinzer’s resignation letter, which stated. “It has become increasingly clear that my professional priorities and approach to government service no longer aligns with those of city council.”

Council members Jon Emaus and Susan Gardner were the two dissenting votes to accepting the resignation, with Emaus saying Geinzer has been a great success and that the council had “failed” him.

While the specific reason for the resignation remains unknown, as GIGO News reported Friday, it followed a heated exchange last Thursday between Council member Paul Gipson and Assistant to the City Manager Henry Outlaw over a grant application. Geinzer twice tried to intervene and was forcefully told by Gipson that it was his turn to speak.

The council is expected to review potential search firms at their next meeting on April 7.

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