Adrian Rousseau, a former candidate for city council, has announced his resignation from the Board of Directors of the Laurel Boys and Girls Club in a letter sent to the community.
Citing his desire to not have the club be criticized for his political comments, stepped down from the position he has held for the last 10 years. He will maintain his position as the facility's athletic director.
In recent years, Rousseau has served as the club's unofficial spokesperson and actively criticized the city council for what he called a tepid response in supporting the club.
"Becoming a civil servant takes sacrifice. I made the decision to resign from the Laurel Boys and Girls Club’s Board of Directors," Rousseau wrote. "This resignation was in response to this political process as some chose to attack the Boys and Girls Club, limiting my ability to address issues for my supporters."
Last week, Rousseau after receiving in the city election, he was going to work for an advocacy group and continue to follow issues in the community.