Board of Commissioners Member to Resign in March

Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018
Board of Commissioners Member to Resign in March
Commissioner Brian Lowen will resign his seat in March.

Longtime Hillsborough Board of Commissioners member Brian Lowen will resign his seat following the board’s March 26 meeting.

Lowen, who was appointed to the board in 2000 before being elected to four four-year terms beginning in 2003, notified Town Manager Eric Peterson, Mayor Tom Stevens and his fellow commissioners of his intent to resign via a letter dated Jan. 12.

“I want to sincerely thank all Hillsborough residents for supporting me and giving me the opportunity to be their public servant,” Lowen wrote, attributing his decision to personal reasons. “I’m confident that Hillsborough will continue to be the jewel on the Eno and that our elected officials and town staff will continue to do an outstanding job guiding the future of the town.”

During his time on the board, Lowen has served terms as mayor pro tem and co-chaired the committee responsible for the town’s 250th anniversary celebration. He also has served as the board’s delegate to local, countywide and regional organizations responsible for transportation, housing and parks planning; fire protection; solid waste; water and sewer services; and business development, among other responsibilities.

Mayor Tom Stevens praised Lowen’s service to the town. “Brian has been an outstanding contributor to the town board for the entire time I’ve been mayor, and I will really miss his insight, forthrightness and positive perspective,” Stevens said. “He has served this community well. We are grateful for his long service, and wish him all the best.”

The town’s attorney will give the board guidance on options and procedures for filling Lowen’s seat at its Jan. 22 work session.

The board plans to recognize Lowen at its March 12 meeting.