At the October 22 Oakland Township Board meeting, Trustee Keyes resigned her position as a Trustee of Oakland Township. This came after months of significant differences between Trustee Keyes and Supervisor Gonser and other members of the Board.
Here are excerpts of the speech she gave when announcing her resignation:
“I have been threatened, intimidated, berated and demeaned on more than one occasion as a tactic to try to silence, control and force me into line and have been told, more than once, that I, as a Trustee am on a ‘need to know’ basis. These tactics have permeated my personal life and that of my family as well.
It is time for me to end my time as a servant to the community and return to the people’s podium where my hands can stay clean and where the ultimate authority and ability to hold the Board accountability lies. Ultimate authority does not lie behind these seven microphones.”
Here is a video of her total resignation speech:
Please read the following post to learn more about the most recent attack by Supervisor Gonser on Trustee Keyes.
Why is this important to the citizens of Oakland Township? If you have been watching what has been going on in our Township since the new Board was elected, you probably have concluded that Trustee Keyes is a very principled person and had the Township’s bests interests in all of her actions. Losing a person of principle on the Board, for what appear to be ethical issues by other Board members, makes one wonder “Who will become the conscience and ethics guardian on the Board?”