By Steve Plunkett
Thom Smith resigned his position as a Gulf Stream town commissioner at the end of the panel's Nov. 9 meeting.
"I have been honored and thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to serve the town I feel so strongly about," Smith read from his prepared resignation letter. "We have a very special place to live and recreate and I look forward to it remaining so for many years to come."
Outside the meeting, Smith said he quit to have more time to devote to his accounting business and to family members who live outside of town.
He was not worried, he said, about having to disclose his net worth and other financial details on the state's Form 6 had he still been on the dais on Dec. 31. Filing the Form 6 is a new requirement this year for municipal officials.
"I could have handled it," Smith said.
Smith was appointed to the commission in April 2022 after serving as chairman of the town's Architectural Review and Planning Board. He replaced Donna White, who moved to Palm Beach Gardens.