AUGUSTA — Livermore Falls resident Darryl Brown is resigning as executive director of the State Planning Office.
Brown, who has been overseeing the restructuring of the SPO, announced he was leaving the agency in a Nov. 17 letter to Gov. Paul LePage. The news comes on the heels of Brown's reorganization efforts at SPO, which will lead to the dissolution of the agency and the reassigning of its duties to other departments.
LePage spokeswoman Adrienne Bennett confirmed Wednesday that Brown's resignation is effective Monday, Nov. 28.
"The governor was sad to see Darryl go, and that he was not only impressed by his abilities but his willingness to take on a task that was deemed as short-term," Bennett said.
In his resignation letter, Brown wrote that his duties were complete now that the State Planning Office restructuring plan had been approved by a study group.
Brown had originally been appointed by LePage as commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection. However, Attorney General William Schneider later wrote that Brown's involvement with his company Main-Land Development might conflict with a state provision in the Clean Water Act, making his appointment as head of the DEP inappropriate.