On March 6, 2018 the Brewer City Council honored Joel Dearborn Sr., Esq. on the occasion of his retirement as City Solicitor after 38 years of service. Mr. Dearborn will be succeeded as City Solicitor by Jonathan Pottle, Esq., of the law firm Eaton Peabody. We wish Jody a happy and well deserved retirement!
CITY OF BREWER, MAINE
IN CITY COUNCIL ASSEMBLED
2018-B007 March 6, 2018
TITLE: RESOLVE, ACCEPT RESIGNATION OF JOEL A. DEARBORN, SR. AS CITY SOLICITOR FOR THE CITY OF BREWER
Filed February 13, 2018
By Joseph L. Ferris
WHEREAS, Joel A. Dearborn will officially retire as Brewer City Solicitor on April 1, 2018 after thirty-eight consecutive years of dedicated service; and
WHEREAS, Jody is the youngest of three sons born to Ella and Dr. Arthur Dearborn, and a graduate of Brewer High School, the University of Maine and New England School of Law; and
WHEREAS, Jody interned for Wayne Libhart, Esq. and Joseph L. Ferris, Esq. and joined the practice at 120 North Main Street in 1974 where his office has remained since; and
WHEREAS, Jody married Jackie Foster in 1976 in a ceremony performed by Joseph Ferris and they have raised two sons, Jay and Jonathan, and have been blessed with three grandchildren; and
WHEREAS, Jody has been active in the Brewer Kiwanis, Boy Scouts, and a longtime member of the Holden Town Council; and
WHEREAS, Jody has served the City of Brewer and it’s City Council with distinction for nearly four decades, providing sound guidance and legal counsel to many; and
WHEREAS, the City Council must vote to accept this resignation and declare a vacancy;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Brewer City Council herewith accepts the resignation effective April 1, 2018 of Joel A. Dearborn as City Solicitor and declares that a vacancy exists for the position of City Solicitor.