Brent Marshall has withdrawn from the Community Foundation’s Citizen of the Year award.
According to a statement issued by the Community Foundation, Marshall, in consultation with his nominator, withdrew his name “because of the recent speculation and reporting of affairs related to his business.”
The Free Press reported last week that the Motor Vehicle Sales Authority of British Columbia found that Marshall and Northland Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Prince George “engaged in deceptive acts or practices.” The Motor Vehicle Safety Authority, which is the regulatory agency authorized by the provincial government to administer and enforce the Motor Dealer Act, will determine penalties for Marshall and Northland at a later date.
Marshall told 250News that he and the Northland Auto Group have had a “mutual parting of ways.”
According to the statement from the Community Foundation Marshall’s nominator “intends to bring his name forward again next year once the fullness of the stories can be told.”
That leaves four people in the running for Citizen of the Year and they are Norma Allison, Andrew Burton, Penny Jones, and Roy Spooner.
The final selection of the Citizen of the Year will be announced at the celebration dinner on Oct. 17.