Thursday, September 15, 2011

A new job for 'unofficial mayor of Lakewood Ranch

Don O'Leary is also known for his support for seniors and feeding the hungry. (Herald file photo)
 Toward the end of Thursday’s Community Development District 2 meeting, Don O’Leary,  handed chairman Bob Stepleman a letter in a white envelope and announced he will resign from his position as a district supervisor.

O’Leary, often called the “unofficial mayor of Lakewood Ranch, is a long-time supervisor for the district serving  Country Club-Edgewater. His last day in that capacity will be Oct. 1.

He is trading that job for one as commissioner for the East Manatee Fire Rescue District later this month.
“I was appointed Monday night,” O’Leary said. “It’s a good move for me. I wanted this position and it’s time for change.”

O’Leary said that new faces on the community development district will be beneficial. 

“It’s time for new faces and changes,” he said. “I’ve been on the CDD board for eight years.”

O’Leary is filling the position of Glenn Davis who died in August at 63 after a long illness at Blake Medical Center.

For more, see Friday's Lakewood Ranch Herald.

-- Paradise Afshar

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