LANCASTER — After six years, Russell Williston is stepping down from Lancaster’s Planning Board.
Williston submitted his resignation to the town clerk on April 12.
In his resignation letter, Williston said he is stepping down because of added responsibility he anticipates from a recent promotion at his primary employer. According to LinkedIn, Williston is presently a manager of client services at Senior Systems, Inc., a software company based in Marlborough.
“Yesterday I was pleased to accept a new role with my employer; I regret that due to the demands of that new role I will not have time for public service for the foreseeable future,” wrote Williston in his resignation letter.
Williston presently serves as the commissioner of the Montachusett Regional Planning Commission. In his letter, he said the Planning Board needs to elect a new commissioner from its members this summer. He suggested appointing Planning Director Jasmin Farinacci as an alternate in the interim.
He wrote, “…the Planning Board will need to elect a new commissioner from its members this summer. If the Select Board has not appointed an alternate MRPC member, as the commissions bylaws allow, I recommend appointing Planning Director Jasmin Farinacci so that she may attend the Commission’s meetings for the town on June 5th and July 2nd.”
Williston’s resignation is effective Tuesday, April 26th.