The Hillsborough Board of Commissioners is looking for a town resident to fill the vacant seat left by Commissioner Brian Lowen.
Lowen announced his resignation on Jan. 12, which will be effective on March 26. He was appointed to the board in 2000 and has since served four terms. His departure is for personal reasons.
“I want to sincerely thank all Hillsborough residents for supporting me and giving me the opportunity to be their public servant,” Lowen said in a press release. “I’m confident that Hillsborough will continue to be the jewel on the Eno and that our elected officials and town staff will continue to do an outstanding job guiding the future of the town.”
Rather than hold an election, the board will appoint a new commissioner who will take the oath of office on April 9. The new commissioner will serve from April 2018 to December 2019. The application process involves a written application, an interview component and an opportunity for the public to make comments.
“While setting a brisk schedule for the process, the board wants to be very thoughtful and transparent in making the appointment to fill the board vacancy,” Hillsborough Mayor Tom Stevens said in a press release. “I hope and anticipate we’ll have a diverse pool of qualified candidates apply.”