Theresa Egan will be leaving her position as town of Bethlehem supervisor on April 11 to accept the position of deputy commissioner of the state Department of Motor Vehicles.
This was a very difficult decision because I love what I'm doing here, said Egan.
Egan made her decision on Thursday and informed town staff later that afternoon. Her new boss at the DMV will be David Swartz.
"He made this such as attractive offer," said Egan. Her new salary will be between $114,000 to $140,000. Her salary as town supervisor is $99,790.
Egan has been the supervisor in the Town of Bethlehem for the past three and a half years. She just recently announced her intention to run for another term this past January. Deputy Town Supervisor Daniel Plummer will assume the position of interim town supervisor on April 12.
"I really felt in three and a half years we have become a small family and it makes it hard to leave," said Egan.
Updating the town zoning laws and implementing a new town comprehensive plan are what Egan feels were her biggest accomplishments as supervisor.