Judith Whiteside resigns from position on Board of Selectmen

By Lydia Goerner | Jan 09, 2018
Photo by: Lydia Goerner Selectman Judith Whiteside hugs Selectman Patrick Tropeano good-bye after announcing her resignation.

Selectman Judith Whiteside announced on Jan. 9 that she will be resigning from her position on the board.

In a brief but tearful farewell, Whiteside said she plans to submit her letter of resignation tomorrow. If she does, the Jan. 9 Selectmen meeting was her last serving on the board.

“I do it at this time for personal reasons,” said Whiteside, who has worked in various capacities for the town of Wareham for 30 years, including several terms as a selectman.

There will not be a special election held to fill Whiteside’s seat since it’s close to election day this spring. Her spot will stay open until election day April 3.

“Judy is off on a new venture in life,” said Selectman Alan Slavin. “Personal life comes first.”

Town Administrator Derek Sullivan said he has appreciated Whiteside’s time serving on the board.

“Very few people are as dedicated as she is,” Sullivan said. “She’ll probably leave a hole that can’t be filled.”

Selectman Judith Whiteside announces her resignation. (Photo by: Lydia Goerner)
Comments (4)
Posted by: BeachLover | Jan 09, 2018 21:03

While I respect her decision to resign for personal reasons: she will be a hard act to follow.  During her tenure she has accomplished much and been a positive influence.  Thank you Judith Whiteside for all you have done.

Posted by: sadie | Jan 10, 2018 09:51

Thank you so much for all your hard work you have been a breath of fresh air for the board and an example of all the things that can be accomplished. I hope another strong talented woman runs for your seat we need more woman on the board.

Posted by: Peaches0409 | Jan 10, 2018 11:10

Those are some big shoes to be filled! Thank you so much Mrs. Whiteside for your years of service to our community.

Posted by: barnstorm | Jan 11, 2018 10:12

When are you stepping down, Alan Slavin?? Judy was and is head and shoulders above you in every aspect. She will be missed......you won't be. Please step down from the BOS.

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