Timothy Dixon resigned this week from the Hillsdale City Council.
The Ward 2 councilman submitted a letter of resignation to Mayor Adam Stockford and the other councilmembers, which the council accepted unanimously at its meeting Monday night.
“I purchased a different home and now no longer have a recognized address located within the City of Hillsdale,” he wrote in the letter. “I have enjoyed serving on the council and I’m glad I have been able to contribute to the city during my time.”
Dixon’s resignation leaves an open seat on the council in Ward 2.
Stockford recognized Dixon’s work on the city council.
“Councilman Dixon will be sorely missed. He was a great asset to the city,” he said at Monday’s meeting. “We appreciate all the things he’s been involved in throughout the years. We especially appreciate his contributions to the O-and-G committee which he’s chaired for several years.”
Dixon served on the city council’s operations and governance committee, where he participated in extensive contractual negotiations regarding City Manager David Mackie. In May of this year, the council approved a seven-year contract worth $105,000 per year that included an incentive if Mackie could speed up Hillsdale’s road resurfacing project.
Dixon highlighted the importance of Mackie as well as his own work on the city council.
“I believe Dave Mackie has done an outstanding job for the city and keeping him as city manager was important for the city’s future,” he said in an email. “I have enjoyed being a part of the city roads being improved, and being a part of the decision enabling Meijer to come to Hillsdale.”
In addition to serving on the city council, Dixon is heavily engaged in Hillsdale’s community. Stockford said that although Dixon now lives outside the city, he believes Dixon’s involvement with Hillsdale won’t end.
Dixon said he wants to stay committed to the town. He previously served on Domestic Harmony’s board of directors, an organization that provides emergency shelter and counseling services for victims of domestic violence, and said he will continue supporting the organization.
“I have been and will still continue to be on Salvation Army’s advisory board and will stay a member of the Hillsdale Exchange Club,” Dixon said, emphasizing his commitment to community programs.
“I do not know if I will run for any other elected positions,” he said. “However, I do know that I will continue being involved in nonprofit boards as time and needs exist.”