Dax Norton has resigned as Whitestown Town Manager. Norton notified the town in a resignation letter then shared the information through his Facebook status with friends and family – it follows:

This is a difficult status to post. This is a message for the residents of the Town of Whitestown:

I wanted to inform everyone that I have submitted my resignation as Whitestown’s Town Manager to Town Council President Eric Miller and the Town Council. I just finished informing the best staff family on the earth. My letter reads as follows:

“Council President Eric Miller,

I am writing to announce my resignation as Whitestown’s Town Manager, effective January 27, 2019.

This decision to begin a new a career in the private sector was not easy. It was certainly bittersweet. I will miss this staff family, and I will always cherish our collective accomplishments. These past 5 years have been the best 5 years of my professional career. I have thoroughly enjoyed working for the residents of Whitestown on behalf of the Whitestown Town Council, and I will miss the day to day interaction with the people that have made this job so very rewarding.

I want to thank you for your leadership and direction. You have been a very positive role model and an excellent servant leader. Thank you to the entire Town Council for providing me with many opportunities to grow.

I wish you and the entire Whitestown staff family all the best, and I will be here to assist with the upcoming transition.

Sincerely,

Dax”

I want to thank the best residents and best Town Council on this planet for allowing me an opportunity to lead this staff family. You have been the best and I will miss interacting with you all! All of the town accomplishments are your accomplishments and the staff family were good stewards of the vision. I wont lie…. Working in the public sector is hard especially when you are a perfectionist. This change was really a family decision. About 5 months ago my wife looked at me and said that I looked old and tired and that she was concerned about my health and well being. She wanted to ensure that I would be around for a while. After much thought, I decided it was time to heed her advice and make a change. Happy family, happy life.

I will miss you all. I am certain the positive momentum will continue because you all are great residents and this Whitestown Government Staff Family is the best of the best. All of the successes are their successes, and I was just lucky to be in a position to hire the best and watch over them as they completed their work.

I leave you for now with the wise words of Winnie the Pooh:

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying good bye so hard.” — Winnie The Pooh

All the best to you all for 2019 and beyond