IRON COUNTY—Bev Camp, District 5 commissioner on the Iron County Board, announced her resignation Dec. 27.
The commissioner represented Mansfield, Crystal Falls and Hematite townships. She won election to her second term Nov. 6 and cited health reasons for stepping down. Her resignation is effective Jan. 1 at 5 p.m.
“The committees I served on gave me a chance to get out and really meet people,” Camp said after the meeting. “It was a real eye-opener. But working with everyone here at the Courthouse was just wonderful.”
Camp said her road to the Courthouse was a long one, having served on committees and various civic boards for more than 30 years.
During her first term, Camp worked on the economic development, finance, personnel, community corrections and health and human services committees.
“I will really miss Bev,” county Administrator Sue Clisch said after the meeting. “She’s always here to help and kept the people of Iron County in mind with everything she did.”
According to the county charter, the Board of Commissioners has 30 days from a resignation date to fill the vacancy. If the board does not act within 30 days, the vacancy must be filled by an election. Persons appointed to fill vacancies in odd-number years serve only until a special election is held and a person is chosen, the charter said.
Her resignation leaves Carl Lind as the only returning commissioner when the new board is seated in January.