Randy Gregorcyk

Randy Gregorcyk

Randy Gregorcyk has resigned from the Gardner Utility Advisory Committee (UAC). Gregorcyk was appointed to the then-electric utility board has since become the utility advisory board, tasked with recommending water, wastewater and electric rates to the city council.
Gregorcyk rendered his resignation via a letter, dated Jan. 9, to Mayor Chris Morrow. Gregorcyk, a former council member and council candidate in the upcoming April council elections, missed three advisory board meetings.
“My attendance during my tenure on the UAC – beginning in July 2013 – is an anomaly that I can assure you will not be repeated,” Gregorcyk wrote. “…While serving as a city council man, I had nearly perfect attendance.”
Gregorcyk said a substantial job promotion in July 2014 lead to the missed meetings.
“My new role required an enormous investment of time which affected my personal life and public service balance,” Gregorcyk wrote. “Those issues were temporary and I have since established a sustainable schedule.”
He suggested that the current attendance policy should be adjusted to address similar situations in the future.
“This would ensure qualified candidates for any city board or commission would not be forced to choose between their career and public service,” he wrote.
The city was accepting applications for open positions on the UAC. The deadline to submit an application was Jan. 9.
The UAC consists of five members, each serving four-year terms. The commission meets on the first Thursday of each month.