Town of Lewiston Councilman Ernest C. Palmer announced Friday he will give up his seat on the Town Board effective next Friday, Feb. 21.
Palmer, a Republican councilman since 2007, said he has new projects he would like to pursue, and looks forward to traveling and spending time with his family. A tax accountant, Palmer said he wishes to spend more time growing his business.
"It is time to give someone else an opportunity to bring fresh ideas and energy to the board," he said.
Palmer expressed his gratitude to the town employees and his colleagues on the Town Board.
"It can be a thankless job," he said. "But public service is noble, and I salute those who participate in the process.
"I am also humbled by the support town residents have shown me through the years and I thank them for that."
Going forward, Palmer said he wishes new Supervisor Dennis Brochey success.
"He is blessed with a professional and dedicated group of council members who are only interested in making Lewiston a better place to live," Palmer said.
Brochey defeated Palmer in the November 2013 election.