Mr. Nash said Tuesday afternoon that an opportunity arose, and he took it.
“I was offered an opportunity to continue to be involved in the code profession on a regional basis,” he wrote in an e-mail to the Times. “It was something I simply could not refuse.”
Mr. Nash’s role in town government had been subject of much discussion over the past year, as Warren sought to augment his department by creating a zoning enforcement position. However, that position has not been funded by the town.