Town Hall To Texas

By: 
Ethan Brogan

Two of the most recently filled jobs at town hall will soon be vacant.

Fewer than two years after starting their positions in Glenrock, Treasurer Andrew Sibai and Town Clerk Jaime Reid announced their resignations early last week.

Sibai and Reid were sworn in at the same time two years ago and both have decided to move on from Glenrock. Both Reid and Sibai are moving to Texas for personal reasons, they said.

Sibai felt he gained enough experience to pursue his master’s degree and become a certified public accountant. He also wants to remain close to his family when they move to Texas in early September.

“I just need to catch up on my classes, to get a deeper understanding for how it works,” he said. Reflecting on his job in politics has left him indifferent to the political process.

“I learned a lot,” he said. “A lot of the politics have been difficult, I’m not saying it’s bad, it’s kind of a different political atmosphere.” Beside wanting to further his career, Sibai was experiencing a tense feeling working in the town hall, citing “a lot of issues and conflict” between staff members. All the culminating problems became the last straw. Reid resigned July 31 and Sibai followed suit the day after.

Sibai has his final day at work set for Sept. 8, then will be leaving shortly after.

Jaime Reid is also planning on moving to Texas for similar reasons to Sibai.

Reid reflected on when she began as the town clerk, when everyone felt united.

“When we were all working as a team, it was a wonderful job, you have your certain pot-stirrers that make coming to work miserable,” she said.

Reid’s somber tone resonated in her office and it became evident that she has had enough and wants to move on with her life.

“In the end, my decision to go home is (for) my happy simple life,” she said. Reid is expected to leave at the end of September.

Across the hall from Reid is the office of Community Development Director Kasey Drummond. Drummond heard the news, and immediately felt disheartened.

“I’m sad to see them go. They started within weeks of each other and we have become good friends and confidants,” Drummond said while her eyes welling up. She has treasured the time Sibai and Reid worked with her and the camaraderie they shared won’t be easily replaced.

They bonded over sharing the burdens of work, all while wanting the best for Glenrock.

“Up until last year it has been terrible for me,” Drummond said. “That’s what makes it so hard, we have been through a lot in the last year.”

Since their resignations, Glenrock has began the process of finding replacements for Reid and Sibai, but they will be missed by those in the town hall, because, as Drummond puts it, “You can’t replace friends.”

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Glenrock Independent

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