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By Gretchen McPherson
Ledger Staff 

Boutwell rescinds office resignation

Century mayor says he will complete term


August 17, 2023

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During Tuesday night's Century Town Council meeting Mayor Ben Boutwell said he was resigning immediately but by Wednesday morning he said he would stay on to fill his remaining time. Boutwell's current term as mayor ends in January, 2025.

Boutwell said in a prepared statement:

"Following a heated exchange during last night's town council meeting, out of frustration, I offered to resign my position as mayor. In the light of a new day and following a sleepless night of prayer, I need to put that offer aside and press on. I have an obligation to the citizens who voted for me to see my term thr...

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