Lois Wilson, former Vader Mayor, resigned on Jan. 2 because she has become engaged and wants to move and spend more time with her family, according to Mayor Pro-Tem Joe Schey who is acting as mayor until a new city leader is appointed.
“We’re very happy for Lois, we wish her the best and we thank her for her service to the community,” Schey said after Thursday night’s city council meeting.
Wison had been elected in the most recent election. Schey said that along with the engagement in December, there were a variety of other changes within her family.
The Vader city council has 90 days to appoint a new mayor before the county steps in. Vader dealt with the resignation of former Mayor Ken Smith about a year ago.
“The city had a resignation last year. Mayor Ken Smith resigned to move to east county for family reasons. And Mayor Wilson is the same kind of thing,” said Schey.
Schey stated during that meeting that position is open to the public and anyone who is interested should write a letter to city hall.
Councilor Mike Parsons declined to make a comment about the resignation of Wilson.
City Clerk-Treasurer Jill Nielson recently resigned as well and had her last day on Jan. 3. The city hired Dianne Floyd as a temporary employee to fill the position. Applications for the Clerk-Treasurer position is on the City of Vader website.
The council approved a Consultant Services Contract with Nielson that agrees to pay her for her services to train the next clerk-treasurer and help the city transition after her departure.