Democratic Board of Finance member Richard Creeth announced during the board’s Sept. 25 meeting that he plans to step down from his seat sometime in the near future.

At the meeting, Creeth explained that his decision to resign is due to the fact that he and his wife, Margaret, will be “traveling a lot more.”

“I think most of you know that I have three sons, but what you may not know is each son is in a different state, and not one of those states is Connecticut,” Creeth said to his fellow board members.

As a result, Creeth said, he and his wife have made “pretty ambitious travel plans for next year.”

“I already know that I will not be able to make the February and March [Board of Finance] meetings,” said Creeth, “so I will be resigning as soon as we have found a replacement that’s acceptable to the Board of Finance.”

Creeth said the Wilton Democratic Nominating Committee is already “hard at work identifying and interviewing people.”

“We’re definitely sorry to see you go,” Board of Finance Chair Jeff Rutishauser told Creeth.

“We’ve really appreciated the work you’ve done on this board, and for the town of Wilton.”

Creeth was first elected to the Board of Finance in 2013. He was re-elected in 2017, and his current term is scheduled to end Dec. 1, 2021.

As a finance board member, Creeth serves as one of the board’s liaisons to the Board of Education’s Operations Subcommittee. He is also chair of the Board of Finance’s survey subcommittee, which was formed after Creeth presented the Board of Finance last year with the idea of creating a town-wide survey to find out how Wilton taxpayers would like their tax dollars spent.