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ASHLAND – After 12 years on the Ashland Select Board, Steve Mitchell announced on January 5, he will not seek re-election in May.

“After 12 year, and at the age of 73, it is time for my next role,” wrote Mitchell on social media.

“For some time, the Select Board has been aware of my intention to not run for reelection in May, and i now make those intentions public,:” wrote Mitchell on January 5.

“My first opportunity in local government was an appointment to a Charter Review Committee. I had no plans to seek any other roles, but after Charter Review completed it’s work, there was an opportunity to serve on the Finance Committee. Again, I had no plans to seek another position, certainly not Select Board,” wrote Mitchell.

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“The past 12 years have been interesting, challenging, stimulating, satisfying, frustrating, and sometimes discouraging, ” wrote Mitchell.

“It will take some time to reflect on these past 12 years. I still have a number of meetings until my tenure is over, and I plan to make my colleagues suffer through attempts at reflecting on my Select Board experience,” wrote Mitchell.

“I do not intend to be a spectator, and appreciate the recent appointment to the Council on Aging,” wrote Mitchell.

“I have been fortunate in many ways, with family, with friends, with volunteer colleagues, and with community,” wrote Mitchell. “We are fortunate to live in a community where so many Ashland residents embrace volunteerism and community engagement to improve our quality of life. So instead of sitting at the Select Board table, I will be standing on the other side, and hopefully, continuing to make a contribution.”

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.