Read Dayton planning director’s parting words after quitting

Aaron Sorrell resigned last week. CORNELIUS FROLIK / STAFF
Aaron Sorrell resigned last week. CORNELIUS FROLIK / STAFF

Though he submitted his resignation letter nearly a week ago, Aaron Sorrell’s resignation is not officially effective until the first Friday in July.

In a letter dated June 6, Sorrell, who worked for the city for 17 years, said he is resigning as Dayton’s planning director to “pursue other endeavors.”

Sorrell and Shannon Hughes, the executive assistant of his department, both resigned last week after being placed on paid administrative leave in May.

City officials have declined to discuss the details of their departures.

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In his letter, Sorrell does not provide a reason for his resignation but says, “We have a great team and I am confident they will keep the momentum moving in a positive direction.”

Hughes strikes a similar tone in her resignation letter, thanking the city for the work opportunity and saying, “I strived to earn every penny that I was paid for the taxpayers by working hard each and every day.”

The city has named Brian Inderrieden as the acting director of the department. Sorrell has not returned repeated requests for comment.

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