Royal Oak Seeks Commission Applicants as LeVasseur Resigns to Relocate

 

Royal Oak Seeks Commission Applicants as LeVasseur Resigns to Relocate

(Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 8, 2020)

Royal Oak, MI-  The Royal Oak City Commission will be accepting applications through 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 to fill an open seat following the resignation of Commissioner Randy LeVasseur.

LEVASSEUR’S RESIGNATION

LeVasseur resigned in order to move to northern Oakland County, where says he and his wife “look forward to a lifestyle surrounded by nature.”

In a video posted to Facebook, LeVassar said “For over 32 years, I’ve called Royal Oak home.  Royal Oak is the city I moved to after college and began my life as a young adult.  It is where I started my career.  It is where I raised my family.  It is where I met countless friends and enjoyed much laughter and good times.  Royal Oak has been a very big part of me.

“One of the great honors of my life was receiving the voters’ confidence in 2017 when you made me one of your City Commissioners, and again in 2019 when you reelected me to that post.  I’ve enjoyed my three years as a City Commissioner.  During that time, I’ve aimed to be a voice for those who may not otherwise have felt that City Hall listened to them, and while I was on the short end of a lot of 5-2 votes, I strived to ensure our government made sound decisions to ensure that Royal Oak residents would receive quality and affordable city services now and in the future.

“There comes a time, though, where change is inevitable and necessary.  For my wife and me, that time is now as we’ve chosen to move from the City.  We’ve purchased a home a little to the north, where our commute will be a bit longer, but we look forward to a lifestyle surrounded by nature.  We still have our home in Royal Oak, but do not intend to keep it for long.  As such, I will be stepping down as one of your City Commissioners.

“I thank you for the friendship and support you’ve shown me all these years.  I look forward to keeping in touch.  You and the City of Royal Oak always will hold a place in my heart.”

HOW TO APPLY:

To be considered for appointment, interested Royal Oak residents must submit an application form to the City Clerk. The online application form is available on the city’s website here.

The city commission’s appointee will hold office until the next biennial municipal election in November 2021, at which time voters will select a successor to fill the two remaining years of the vacated four-year term.

If You Apply

Application can be found at https://royaloakmi.seamlessdocs.com/f/tojad6gsktay

Deadline to apply is Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 5:00 p.m.

Applicants must be a registered voter and must be a resident of the City of Royal Oak for at least one year at the time their application is filed with the City Clerk.

City commissioners receive $20 for each regular meeting they attend — not to exceed an annual sum of $1,200.

If you wish to receive a printed copy of the application, please email cityclerk@romi.gov or call 248-246-3050.

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