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Thompson to resign

Farmville Ward B Councilwoman Sally Thompson announced her impending resignation from the Farmville Town Council on Wednesday and cited an upcoming move to North Carolina as the reason for her departure.

“It is with regret and excitement that I am writing to inform of my decision to resign from my position as Ward B representative on Farmville Town Council effective on Dec. 31,” Thompson said, reading from a letter she wrote for the council. “In the beginning of January, William and I will be moving to North Carolina to begin a new and exciting phase of our lives.”

She said that over the past 10 years it had been her pleasure to serve her district as well as the entire town.

“I am proud to have served with each one of my town council members,” Thompson said.

She said though she thought coming to Hampden-Sydney College, where her husband worked, and teaching for Prince Edward County Public Schools was wonderful, “moving to Farmville and serving on the town council has been one of the highlights of my 80 years.”

“Working with and knowing each of you has been both an honor and a pleasure,” Thompson said. “I can’t say enough about (Town Manager Gerald Spates) and of course (Town Clerk and Assistant to the Town Manager Lisa Hricko). How blessed I have been, and how grateful I am to each of you. Keep up the good work, as I’ll be watching.”

After her announcement, Mayor David Whitus passed a resolution of appreciation recognizing Thompson’s 10 years of service on the council.

“During this period she has also served as official mother to the town council, and whereas as mother she diligently reminded those on town council with less etiquette to ‘dress up and put on a tie,’” Whitus said, reading from the resolution.