DELPHI MAYOR ACCEPTS POSITION AS CHIEF DEPUTY PROSECUTOR: WILL RESIGN AUGUST 16, 2020
DELPHI MAYOR ACCEPTS POSITION AS CHIEF DEPUTY PROSECUTOR:
WILL RESIGN AUGUST 16, 2020
DELPHI, INDIANA – August 3, 2020 – Delphi Mayor Shane Evans delivered his letter of resignation to the Carroll County Circuit Clerk today, effective August 16, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. He included the following letter to the community with his resignation.
August 3, 2020
The last four and a half years have been incredibly special to me. In that time, we have been able to accomplish more than I had imagined: completing the Stellar projects; significant improvements in roadways; expansion of the airport; construction of a new fire station and community center; and modernizing our water system to better serve customers and attract future industry. These are great accomplishments and they will be built upon to keep Delphi moving forward, but they are not why I have felt blessed to be in this position.
I have been blessed because I have had the opportunity to serve the people of this city who are strong in the face of tragedy. People whose care and commitment to one another can be evidenced everywhere you look. People who volunteer before you can ask and give as much of themselves as possible. I am blessed because good people and great role models live in Delphi and Delphi will always be my home.
While I had intended to complete this term as Mayor, life is ever changing and has presented an opportunity to further myself, my family, and my career while continuing to serve the citizens of this great county. After an incredibly challenging decision-making process, I will be resigning from the Office of the Mayor effective August 16, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. At that time, I will hand over the important responsibility of leading this city to my successor, who, by then, should have been selected by the Delphi City Council.
On August 17 I will begin serving as Chief Deputy Prosecutor under Carroll County Prosecutor Nicholas McLeland. I will be working in an office where I had the opportunity to intern while at Delphi schools. I look forward to working under the tutelage of Prosecutor McLeland who has made great strides since being appointed to the position.
It has been an incredible honor to serve as your Mayor since 2016. A very dedicated and talented city staff has been engaged in every step of the projects underway and planned in Delphi. While I have played a role in what is happening in the city, the department heads, Clerk-Treasurer, employees, and volunteers deserves the credit for improvements we have been able to achieve. Our future is in good hands.
Mayor Shane Evans
Pursuant to Indiana Code the Delphi City Council will fill the vacancy at a regular or special meeting.