Earlier today, the County of Maui announced that Deidre Tegarden has resigned as chief of staff of the Office of the Mayor, effective Dec. 15.
“I thank Deidre for her counsel, her strong work ethic, for overseeing our staff in the Mayor’s Office and for setting up administrative protocols,” Mayor Michael Victorino said in the brief announcement. “She will be greatly missed, but I understand she has other opportunities she wants to pursue at this time. I wish Deidre all the best in her future endeavors.”
In the announcement, Tegarden said: “It was a difficult decision to leave the great team we’ve formed in the Office of the Mayor, but I chose to do so to undertake new challenges. I thank Mayor Victorino for the opportunity to serve in the administration and contribute toward excellent customer service for our residents and visitors.”
The mayor said a search for Tegardenʻs replacement is already underway.