Newcastle city clerk resigns from position
September 9, 2011
By Christina Lords
NEW — 3:55 p.m., Sept. 9, 2011
Newcastle City Clerk Bob Baker announced Friday he will resign from the position after working for the city for nearly six years, citing new opportunities to work closer to home and more time to pursue other interests.
His last day working for the city will be Sept. 23.
In an email to city staff and the City Council, he said his departure is bittersweet, stating while it isn’t easy to resolve every issue, “each of us has an opportunity to make a difference when we maintain an open mind, put aside personal differences and realize each of us wants what’s best for ourselves, our constituents and the community as a whole.”
“After nearly six years of service to customers – internal and external – in this great community, I am proud to say we set goals, met goals, and together, accomplished some outstanding results,” he wrote.
“Newcastle has presented some of the greatest opportunities for learning, challenge, personal and professional growth,” he wrote.
Baker was not immediately available for further comment Friday afternoon.