Montgomery Village Foundation President Bob Hydorn announced Friday that he will not seek re-election when his one-year term expires in March.
He shared his decision in a letter to the editor sent to The Gazette.
Hydorn, 64, has served as president for seven consecutive one-year terms, beginning when the Montgomery Village Board of Directors first elected him to the post in 2007.
“I just think it’s time for other people to step forward and take the responsibility,” Hydorn said in an interview. “I’m a believer that at some point we need to change.”
He also cited the desire to spend more time with his family as a reason for not seeking another term.
When his presidency ends, Hydorn said he will stay on as a board member until March 2015 to finish out his three-year term on the board. At that point, he will have completed three terms as a board member. After that term, he said he will no longer serve on the foundation’s board.
According to the foundation’s bylaws, the Board of Directors must choose a new president by majority vote to replace Hydorn.
Board member Scott Dyer said Hydorn has played an important role in leading Montgomery Village to a stable and successful future.
“I think that his leadership has certainly helped Montgomery Village reach where it is, in great financial shape and with a great number of accomplishments,” Dyer said. “He leaves very big shoes to fill.”