Christopher Ryan has his own consulting business in Concord, MA.
You can check it out at www.4pointsplanning.com.
So I guess that explains why Mr. Ryan could leave the Town Planner job in Walpole. And also that he has a fall back position if the Newburyport City Council turns down his appointment.
It does not tell us however, why he left the position of Town Planner in Walpole.
Again, I have no idea what having a consulting business would mean.