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Michael Doss, Culver Town Manager since early 2009, has announced his resignation at the end of this month, explaining he plans to return to his native West Virginia for "family reasons."
Doss is quick to emphasize he's neither leaving Culver for any negative reasons about the community or its people, nor leaving due to any problems in his familu.
"Everything is fine with my family," he says. "I'll leave with all the good memories of had of this community, but it's time for me to be with my family.
"I want to applaud the Town Council and (Town Clerk) Casey Howard, all the deptartment heads, and everyone who works here. They all do a great job. The Council has always been forward-thinking, very easy to work with, and cooperative. Teaming up with them, we've accomplished a lot."
Doss made the announcement to Council following the March 29 meeting. He says he'll leave Culver following the April 26 Council meeting.
He leaves Culver more than $1 million the richer in funding for a host of projects.
"It's sad to go knowing the town will be seeing a lot of things come to fruition in terms of projects," he notes."I have a lot of praise for...everyone involved in the town of Culver, and I think we've formed some great partnerships with the community schools, the (Culver) Academy, MACOG (the Michiana Area Council of Government), and Marshall County."
He encourages anyone who wishes to stay in touch with him to contact him as he journies to West Virginia, where he says he'd like an opportunity to "make a positive impact...for the folks there."
He says he'll always have fond memories of Culver and "the countless people in this community who have welcomed me with open arms...you Hoosiers are amazing people."