At last night’s Board of Selectmen meeting, the board accepted Southborough Police Chief Jane Moran’s notice of retirement. Each Selectman praised Chief Moran for her long service to the town. They also thanked her for the long notice.
Bill Boland noted that hopefully they will be able to hire a new chief before Moran’s retirement at the end of October.
Selectmen were effusive in their praise of the chief. Each gave a sincere speech about their great experience working with her.
Boland wished here a successful, well deserved retirement. Dan Kolenda praised her as clearly having put her heart and soul into the position.
John Rooney thanked Moran personally for helping him when he took office. He said that she really has her finger on the pulse of the town. He indicated that Moran has left the department a better place than when she started.
Town administrator Mark Purple had a similar thank you. He told Moran that everyone across the town departments and under her command has great respect for her.
Chief Moran thanked the Board for both giving her the opportunity. “What a way to end a career – what a journey.” She praised the Selectmen for their strong leadership when they worked together.
Moran also said she was proud of what she and other Department Heads and committees had accomplished, working shoulder to shoulder.
She assured the Selectman that her department is in good shape and going to be able to serve Southborough well. She is looking forward to her retirement, noting that her “bucket list is full.”