Chambersburg mayor submits resignation letter

Written by Rachel McDevitt | Sep 8, 2017 6:37 PM

Erich Hawbaker, left, joins Chambersburg Mayor Darren Brown at Memorial Square on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. The two members of the Franklin County Republican Committee resigned from the organization so they could endorse and campaign for Art Halvorson. candidate for United States Representative, Pa. 9th District.(Photo: Markell DeLoatch, Public Opinion)

(Harrisburg) -- The mayor of Chambersburg is stepping down.

Darren Brown has submitted a letter of resignation to the Chambersburg Town Council, effective with the council's upcoming meeting on Monday, September 11.

Brown serves in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard. In the letter, he said he will soon transition to the United States Air Force and will move out of Pennsylvania, which demands the resignation.

Brown previously served in the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division and was deployed to Iraq for 11 months and Afghanistan for 13 months. He was elected as Mayor of the Borough of Chambersburg in November 2013. His first term is due to end on December 31 of this year.

After the council accepts his resignation, the President of Council will automatically become Acting Mayor. The council then has thirty days to appoint an Interim Mayor to complete Brown's term.

The council can approve an Interim Mayor at their next regularly scheduled meeting on September 26.

The November 2017 election will select a new Mayor of the Borough of Chambersburg, whose term begins in January 2018.

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