Former Warren Police Chief Serves as Interim Town Manager
Former police chief Thomas Gordon will serve as Warren's temporary Town Manager.
In light of the abrupt resignation of Warren Town Manager, Richard Paduch, the Warren Town Council held a special meeting on Saturday afternoon to appoint an immediate temporary replacement for the position.
Town Council President Chris Stanley began the meeting by reading Paduch's resignation letter aloud.
"Please accept this as my resignation from the position of Town Manager effective at the close of business [day] Friday, November 18, 2011.
It has been an honor and a pleasure to serve in this position and enjoyable working with you and the other Council members. Please know that I am available at any time to provide any assistance that I may to ensure an orderly transition. Again, thanks for the opportunity to serve.
C. Richard Paduch"
After officially accepting Paduch's resignation letter, the Warren Town Council unanimously appointed Thomas Gordon to the position of interim town manager. Gordon is a former Warren Police Chief and also served as the temporary town manager prior to Paduch's appointment.
The Council voted to advertise for the open town manager position as soon as possible in publications required by the town charter as well as online. The Council plans to meet with Gordon in a closed meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 22.
Paduch, who was present at the meeting, says that although he has left the position, he has no plans on leaving town.