Parks Director Welton Resigns
By N3 News Team
The Newaygo County Parks Board accepted the resignation of Park Director Ron Welton at their meeting on Tuesday morning after coming out of a 40 minute closed session with County Administrator Chris Wren who then delivered a recommendation for termination effective immediately. Mr. Welton asked for and received permission to resign an action the board unanimously approved after rescinding a motion supporting termination.
While board members were quick to praise the work Mr. Welton has done with regard to improving the parks system, many reported concern over the lack of...
...follow through on some of the administrative duties of the position, a concern that seemed to support a change in leadership.
“Newaygo County Parks are like diamonds, the true gems of our county,” said Administrator Wren after the meeting. “There were concerns over a lack of follow-through on some of the vital administrative duties and there have been on-going meetings held with the Director to correct those issues.”
“What happened today is a result of those corrections not being completed.”
The Parks Board, appointed by the Board of Commissioners consists of John Clark, Phil Deur, Doug Harmon, Jim Maike, Roman Miller, Mark Pitzer, Sam Scholtens, Janet Westfield, Vice Chair Stan Stroven and Chair Dale Twing. Mr. Deur and Mr. Maike currently sit on the Board of Commissioners.