Dalton councilman stepping down after getting new job

DALTON, Georgia (WDEF) – Councilman Derek Waugh is resigning his position in Dalton this summer.

He is moving to Atlanta to start a new job as athletic director at the Marist School.

Waugh graduated from Marist in 1989.

He has only been on the council for a year.

Waugh will continue to serve through June and then the seat will be open until the November general election.

“Derek was on the council for a short time but he did a lot of great work in that short time, particularly with the recreation department,” said Mayor David Pennington. “Even more importantly than that he’s been a great citizen of Dalton for ten years or more. He will be missed, but we understand why. He’s got a great new job and he’s going home.”

“I loved working with everyone on the council,” Waugh said. “I would say given the time frame when I took office and going through the pandemic and all the things that came along with that it was definitely an interesting time, but it was a good time to be in a leadership position and I just enjoyed everything about the community and I’m positive someone great will step up and take my place and do a great job.”


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