Manchester Alderman Chris Elam has resigned from his leadership with the city after recently moving outside the city limits. Elam served the city for past six years.
Elam sent On Target News his letter of resignation:
It is with deep sadness I share with our community that I have submitted my resignation as Alderman for the City of Manchester effective immediately. A decision that was not made lightly; however, in the seasons of change, my family and I recently relocated right outside the city limits to build our dream home.
It has been a great honor to serve as one of your Alderman for the past six years. Being born and raised in this community laid the foundation for me to understand its rich history and the importance of supporting and giving back. I am incredibly proud of the progress that has been made over the past six years without raising your property taxes — a lot more is still to come.
The City of Manchester’s employees are top notch and provide impeccable service to our citizens and I commend them for their unwavering service.
While I may no longer be in this official capacity, my family and I will continue to give back and serve the community we love and the people in it.
Again, it’s been a high honor to serve, and I appreciate your confidence and wish the very best for Manchester moving forward. Thank you, Manchester.
Since the city inside a current election, with early voting beginning in mid-July it’s not known what will take place with his seat on the board. Elam had two years remaining in his current term.