Adam Schnell announced Tuesday night that he’ll be stepping down from his position as assistant town planner to take a new job as a city planner in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

“It’s bittersweet,” Schnell told The Press shortly after the March 20 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.

He said working in “an active community” for last two and a half years was a great opportunity.

“Not a lot of communities have the participation that Ridgefield does,” he said.