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.”