LINCOLN — Lincoln Alderwoman Melody Anderson has resigned her seat from the Lincoln City Council effective immediately, said Mayor Keith Snyder.
Anderson, from Ward 1 who has served as Finance Committee Chairman, was appointed to the council in January 2006 to fill a seat vacated by Patrick Madigan.
"I have enjoyed getting a better grasp of how our city operates and working with all the members of the council and department heads," she wrote in her resignation letter to Snyder. "I am extremely proud of some of the tough and sometimes unpopular decisions we have made and the course we have set Lincoln on. I look forward to following the continued growth and movement forward of the City of Lincoln."
Anderson did not provide a reason why she was stepping down. Her current term expires in April 2017.
"Alderman Anderson's resignation will create a huge hole within the city," Snyder said. "She was deeply respected by all members of the council as well as every staff member and employee of the city. She worked hard at the job of alderman, solicited input from her constituents and citizens across the city and had a great deal of experience on all of the city's financial matters. Mel was a great alderman for the City of Lincoln and will be greatly missed. She leaves with my upmost respect and appreciation for her service."
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Snyder has 30 days to fill the vacancy and is expected to announce further details in January.