CUMMING – The longest current-standing Forsyth County planning commissioner announced her resignation from the group Tuesday night.
Pam Bowman, who serves District 1 and is the board’s chair, said she has already spoken with Pete Amos, chair of the Board of Commissioners and also of District 1, about her decision, for which she reasoned she has “other things I’d like to do.”
She made the announcement to her peers at their monthly work session.
Her four years on the planning board – two as chair – have been spent well, she said.
“I had a good experience, and I learned a lot during my time on the board,” Bowman said.
Her resignation is effective Dec. 31.
Amos is expected to appoint a replacement, who must live in District 1’s span of Cumming and parts of north and west Forsyth, before the planning board’s January meeting, though he can wait until February, she said.
If there is a lapse between when Bowman leaves and her successor is appointed, votes will be conducted with a vacant District 1 post.
The board votes on a chair and secretary at the beginning of each calendar year.
Bowman said she plans to recommend District 2’s Jayne Iglesias as chair, citing the duties are significant and should be given to someone with experience. Iglesias currently serves as secretary.