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Mayor Pro Tem Ross Richardson resigns from the City Commission

by Katelyn Zeits
Thursday, November 10, 2016


Subject:           Mayor Pro Tem Ross Richardson resignation from the City Commission

Contact:          Benjamin C. Marentette, City Clerk 
                      (231) 922-4480

Date:               November 10, 2016

Mayor Pro Tem Ross Richardson provided the City Manager and City Clerk with his resignation from the City Commission today; and his resignation is effective immediately.  The resignation is attached to this press release.

The seat previously held by Mr. Richardson expires on November 13, 2017.  With the resignation of Ross Richardson from the City Commission, he also automatically relinquishes his seats from the following boards, which he holds by virtue of his seat on the City Commission:

  • Traverse City Planning Commission
  • Grand Traverse County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority
  • Next Michigan Corporation Board

At the November 14, 2016, Organizational Meeting, the City Commission will discuss the process for filling the vacancy created by the resignation.   Those options include appointing an adult resident of the City to fill the remainder of the term which expires November 13, 2017, calling a Special Election in May 2017 to fill the remainder of the term; or appointing someone to fill the vacancy until an election in May 2017, with the individual elected in May 2017 serving until November 13, 2017.

The City of Traverse City thanks Mayor Pro Tem Richardson for his service on the City Commission and wishes he and his family well.

Link to Mr. Richardson's Resignation