BY DEBBIE PAGE
Ron Wyatt has decided to decline the Troutman town manager position and fulfill his current term as Iredell County register of deeds, which runs through November of 2022.
After initially accepting the position, Wyatt said he reconsidered and changed his mind after hearing from county residents and his staff at the Register of Deeds Office. Several people reminded him that he made a commitment to voters when he ran for office, he said.
“While it was a huge opportunity to serve Troutman as the manager, it was also somewhat selfish to do that,” he said. “I apologize for even going through the process once I was able to digest the fact that I need to honor my commitment to the citizens of Iredell County.”
“I still want to help Troutman in any volunteer roles that I can going forward, and I still will live here and be a vital part of the community,” he added. “Troutman is on the verge of a lot of growth, but the right thing for me to do is honor the commitment to all the citizens of Iredell County.”
Wyatt noted that his staff is juggling numerous projects in the Register of Deeds Office and that he wants to support and assist them.
Wyatt said he and his family prayed about the decision over the weekend. He delivered a letter to Mayor Teross Young notifying him of his intent to decline the position on Monday morning. He has also spoken personally with two council members about his decision.
“I’m sad on one hand but also happy that I’m staying with the Register of Deeds staff and eagerly look forward to helping Troutman and all county residents in any way that I can going forward.”
Young could not be reached for comment on Monday.