La Vergne Alderman Matt Church Resigns

Jul 08, 2020 at 12:19 pm by WGNS

Former La Vergne Alderman Matt Church

UPDATED: City of La Vergne Alderman Matt Church has resigned from his seat effective immediately. The city council will consider approving a resolution at a special meeting on July 20 to accept the resignation and make it official.

According to his letter of resignation Mr. Church stated, “I believe it is in the best interest of my family and the City of La Vergne for me to resign from my position as Alderman. I am stepping aside at this time so that I will not be a distraction to the ongoing business for the City of La Vergne.”

Church was charged with felony theft in Nashville. The now former LaVergne Alderman turned himself in to the Metro Nashville Police Department after a grand jury indictment. After paying bond on July 2, 2020, he was released.

While working as a part time elected Alderman Mr. Church was employed by Premier Protective Services, Inc. up until August of 2019. The company is located in Berry Hill, TN, which is in the vicinity of Franklin Road at Nolensville Pike within the Greater Nashville area. In March of 2019, the LaVergne Board of Mayor and Aldermen took away his role of “Vice Mayor.” That same month, Melissa Brown was named Vice Mayor.

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen will accept applications to temporarily fill the vacant seat. The board will review applications and select a replacement at the August Board of Mayor and Alderman meeting. The position will be added to the November 2020 city election for a two-year term.

Anyone interested in applying for the position of Alderman can submit a letter of intent and resume to City Administrator Bruce Richardson, or by dropping it off at La Vergne City Hall to his attention.

Mr. Church won his seat on the board in November 2018.

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