TORRINGTON - After serving more than a year on Torrington’s governing board, Matt Mattis resigned from his position on the Torrington City Council last week.
Mattis was appointed to the council in February 2019, and the seat is up for grabs in November’s general election. Mayor Randy Adams said the council wouldn’t appoint someone to the seat with the election just a few months away.
“We’re going to let the people decide,” Adams said.
Mattis had to relinquish his seat after moving his family out of town.
“A little over a month ago, I was presented with an opportunity to move my family to a new home in a great neighborhood,” Mattis said. “Unfortunately, this home is located outside of city limits, which does not allow for my continuation as a member of city council.
“I reluctantly had to resign my position, due to the change in my address.”
Mattis said he enjoyed his role in the council, and that he didn’t want to leave his post.
“I truly would have liked to continue my duties, at least until the end of my term, as I enjoyed working with the city of Torrington staff and council,” he said.
“I would like to take this time to thank the citizens of Torrington for allowing me to serve them over the last year. It was a tremendous opportunity and I enjoyed every interaction with our wonderful residents.”