Brazil resigns from county assignments

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN JERRY ENGLER
David Brazil, who has served Marion County in multiple roles as planning and zoning director, environmental health officer, and transfer station director, resigned his posts effective at 5 p.m. May 8 at Monday’s meeting of the Marion County Board of Commissioners.

Brazil said he was taking a job as a public health administrator, but wasn’t ready to announce where that will be. Following a 15-minute executive session, the commissioners accepted his resignation 3-0.

Brazil is seen by many as having shepherded the county through many pivotal time frames, including acquistion and operation of the transfer station, closure of the old landfill southwest of Marion, development of county plan and zoning, and, most recently, attempts to change the zoning to allow smaller rural resident acreages.

Bob Hein, the commissioner who has been through most of these changes with Brazil, said, “David, I appreciate everything you have done, I really do.”

Brazil said, “Marion County has give me excellent areas for personal growth, and I feel blessed to have received the experiences I have had here.”

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