Following the conclusion of a closed session during Monday night’s Town Council meeting Clayton Mayor Jody McLeod and the Town Council unanimously accepted the resignation of Town Manager JD Solomon.
Solomon stepped in as the interim town manager in August 2020 and accepted the role of town manager in January 2021.
Council members thanked Solomon for his dedication to the Town and for his leadership in seeing the Town through the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Mr. Solomon has pulled us through a very dark time in the Town of Clayton,” said Mayor Pro Tem Jason Thompson. “We accomplished a great deal during his time with us. We very much appreciate his service.”
The Mayor and Council echoed Thompson’s comments and Councilman Michael Grannis stated, “JD gets all the credit of getting us to where we are today. We wish him only the best.”
“I wish to thank him for his service to our community and the Town,” said Mayor McLeod.
Following the resignation announcement, the Council voted unanimously to appoint Rich Cappola as Interim Town Manager.
“Mr. Cappola is an asset to our town, and this council is confident and unified in our selection of him and his ability to lead us during this transition,” said Mayor McLeod.
Cappola previous served as Deputy Town Manager and has more than 10 years of municipal experience, including four years with the Town of Clayton.