Albert Berriz stepping down from AnnArbor.com editorial board
Albert Berriz, chief executive officer for McKinley Inc., has stepped down from his voluntary role as one of two community members on the Editorial Board of AnnArbor.com.
Albert joined our Editorial Board in September, along with Mary Cullen Guttman, to provide community input into the Sunday editorials we publish in the newspaper and online.
Recently, he has become a vocal opponent of the proposed countywide school enhancement millage. At first, we agreed that because of his involvement in the issue, Albert would recuse himself from any Editorial Board discussion on the issue. However, after further discussion today, we came to the mutual decision that his advocacy on this issue is incompatible with a role on the Editorial Board, and he agreed to resign from the board. "It is the absolute right thing to do,'' he said.
We appreciate the thoughtfulness that Albert has brought to our Editorial Board discussions, and will miss his contributions. We will replace him with another community member so that we continue to receive community input into the editorial positions that we take.