Saginaw News (Michigan)
By Adam Bouton
BUENA VISTA TOWNSHIP — Bregitte Braddock announced Wednesday that she is stepping down as Buena Vista Township manager.
Braddock, who has held the position since November 2009, said she is stepping away because of a job opportunity that she couldn’t pass up.
“It was the right opportunity at the right time in my life,” Braddock said. “From a timing standpoint, an opportunity came and I needed to take advantage.
“It was a tough decision, it really was.”
Braddock worked for 25 years at Delphi, 15 of those years as a manager. She said she is headed back to private industry but declined to name the company.
“I’ve always been a manager,” she said. “I was in the industry for 25 years and now I’m headed back.”
Braddock’s move comes as Buena Vista Township faces several personnel issues. Former Police Chief Brian Booker filed a lawsuit against the township and Braddock in April.
A police sergeant also sued the township when he didn’t get the interim chief job.
And Trustee Greg Dietrich recently announced that he won’t run for re-election in November.
Braddock, who lives in Saginaw, said she is proud of the things the township board has accomplished during her tenure as manager.
“We set a number of policies and procedures,” she said. “We have tried to put things into place from a business structure.”
Plans for redevelopment of the Fort Saginaw Mall site have been discussed in the past few weeks.
“The Downtown Development Authority has been a great asset to the township,” Braddock said. “The residents have been great. There’s a number of great board members and employees that have been outstanding.”
Braddock said the township has good things in store for the future.
“There are a lot of great opportunities. It’s one of the best locations in Saginaw County.
“We are working hard to get some stuff going here. Hopefully, it will come into fruition.”
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