Lapham will leave County Commission Dec. 31
John Lapham, who has represented District 2 on the Lenawee County Commission for the last 6 years, announced Wednesday that he will resign his post, effective December 31.
“This was a very difficult decision for me,” Lapham said. “Serving on this commission has been a tremendous experience.”
Lapham, owner of Preferred Financial Solutions, said his business has grown so much that he no longer is able to give as much of his attention to the commission that the position deserves.
“I just don’t feel that I can do right by my clients and my constituents by being spread so thin,” he said.
Lapham’s district includes Cambridge, Rome, and Woodstock townships. He was appointed to the commission in January 2015, replacing long-time commissioner Jack Branch, who died shortly after the 2014 election. Lapham was elected in 2016 to a 2-year term and re-elected in 2018. He is chair of the Physical Resources Committee, vice chair of the Criminal Justice committee, serves on the Parks Committee, Airport Commission, and the Department on Aging Committee. He also is a member of the Community Mental Health Board and the Maurice Spears Campus Board.
“I am humbled and honored by the support I have received as commissioner, both from my constituents and fellow commissioners,” Lapham said. “I have learned so much from everyone I’ve worked with about our county communities and the many people that contribute to making this county such a great place to work and to live.”