Macon County planner resigns to pursue other career opportunities 


Macon County Planner Matt Mason submitted his letter of resignation to the county on Friday. Mason’s letter cited April 17 as being his last day working for the county.

“I would like to take this opportunity to say the making this decision has been very difficult because working for Macon County has been a positive experience, one for which I am grateful,” said Mason. “I have gained a lot of experience here and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with you and all of my colleagues in the Planning, Permitting, and Development Department.”

Mason was hired as county planner in 2012 to replace Derek Roland when he was hired as county manager. Prior to serving as planner for Macon County, Mason worked in the county’s planning department for six years serving as the director of the department.

Mason noted that he plans to pursue new career opportunities. “My career has taken a different direction and I feel it is time to move onto new opportunities and challenges that incorporate my background in landscape architecture.”

“Matt has done an excellent job with reforming the planning board over the last few years and was instrumental in the design and development of the Parker Meadows Recreation Complex,” said Macon County Commission Chair Kevin Corbin. “He has also been diligently working to revise and update the county’s comprehensive plan. Macon County will certainly miss his talents, but we wish him well on the next phase in his career.”

According to Roland, the county does not have a timeline in place for if and when a replacement for Mason will be sought.