Parker resigns from Livingston County Board of Commissioners to pursue county adminstrator job

Donald S. Parker

In a letter dated Feb. 10, 2020, Donald S. Parker, chairperson of the Livingston County Board of Commissioners, resigned as both the board’s chair and as the commissioner representing the county’s 5th District.

As had been rumored, Parker is resigning from the board to apply for the position of Livingston County administrator, which was left vacant after the death of Ken Hinton in October. According to a story on, Parker said that he has been advised by counsel that a current commissioner not be an applicant for the job, which has been advertised with a pay range of $123,106 to $160,038 a year.

Parker’s resignation becomes effective at 5 p.m. Feb. 13, 2020.

According to information from Livingston County, Parker has served on the Board since 2013, as well as from July 2002 through 2010.

Parker represents District 5, which includes the City of Howell, and Cohoctah and Howell townships.

We’ve reached out to Parker for comment, but he has yet to respond.

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