Sandy Township Manager Dave Monella is resigning from the township to pursue a career outside of public service.
“I could do it for another 25, I certainly don’t have a problem with that, but the opportunity came up, and I grabbed hold,” Monella said.
He got his start in Sandy Township nearly 25 years ago in the public works department. He worked his way up and has been the township’s manager for the last four years.
He announced his resignation Monday night at the township supervisors meeting.
When asked what stands out most about his time working for the township, he said it’s seeing the progress the entire community has made.
“It’s always been a small town community feel, and it still has that, to me, that’s really cool,” he said. “That’s a really neat thing to be proud of, that we are growing, we are advancing, but we still have the small town feel.”
Monella’s last day is November 15. The township is already searching for a new manager, but Monella said they don’t want to rush the process.