Hope Sullivan, Woodside's planning director and assistant town manager, resigned effective June 26, said Town Manager Susan George.
Ms. George would not comment on the reasons for the departure of Ms. Sullivan, who had been with the town since January 2002 and on leave since the end of May. "She asked that we respect her privacy," Ms. George said.
A few months before Ms. Sullivan's promotion to assistant town manager in May 2007, the town staff had been reorganized to increase Ms. Sullivan's responsibility by having the development services engineer and the town geologist report to her.
Ms. George recently announced that the organization chart would be returning, more or less, to its earlier structure following a planned review of the reorganization. Ms. George said she had had no conversations with Ms. Sullivan on the topic.
A recruiter is on the job finding a replacement, a process that will likely take three or four months, Ms. George said. She said she plans to hire an interim planning director shortly.