For Rev. Sara Smith it’s two meetings and done.
The senior minister of Bridgeport’s United Congregational Church resigned from the City Council Monday night after filling the vacated West Side seat of Marcus Brown who now represents Connecticut’s 127th State House District in the General Assembly.
In addition to her ministry on North Avenue, she is president of nOURish Bridgeport, a food-centered destination featuring an indoor hydroponic farm in the East End.
Word is some members on the boards of nOURish and the church had raised concerns she may spread herself too thin with a full plate of responsibilities.
So now a new process will commence to fill the seat. West Side Democratic District Leader Tom Gaudett, deputy chief of staff to Mayor Joe Ganim, had solicited an application process in which town committee members of the 132nd District recommended her appointment that was ratified by the City Council authorized to fill vacancies.
Smith is also a member of the town committee district. Another member, retired Bridgeport Police Officer Milton Johnson, also applied for the slot.