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One of the newest members of the Paris Economic Development Corp. board of directors is stepping down at the end of the month.
Bill Harris, the Lamar County court-at-law judge, plans to resign April 1 as his wife Stephanie Harris takes a job as assistant city attorney.
“In so much as the city attorney provides legal advice to the PEDC board, I didn’t want there to be any conflicts of interest,” Bill Harris said. “I also had some ethical concerns, so I thought the best thing would be for me to resign.”
The PEDC board of directors is a city of Paris organization. Harris became a member in July.
“I really enjoy my service,” he said. “I think the PEDC is a terrific organization. I don’t want to cause any problems for the board, the city or my wife.”
The board has already been operating one member short following the death of Doug Wehrman in February.
The city had planned to wait until the scheduled round of board appointments this summer to fill his seat, but now the City Council plans to look at filling both seats at the March 25 meeting. Anyone interested in serving should contact City Hall before then.
“That’s all the city council’s decision,” Chairman Kenny Dority said.
“We will just operate with three right now, but it will take all of us being there to have a quorum because we are still a five-member board.”