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Scottville City Manager Williams announces resignation

February 6, 2019

SCOTTVILLE — After more than two decades as Scottville’s city manager, Amy Williams is stepping down.

Williams made the announcement Monday at city hall, where she submitted a formal letter of resignation for approval from city commissioners.

“I’ve been honored to serve you for the last 21 years, but I was presented with an opportunity which is something — for my family and I — that we can’t pass up at this time,” Williams said. “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here at the city. It’s been crazy at times, it’s been hard at times and it’s been wonderful at other times, but I think at this point that it’s time for me to move on.”

Williams did not share what the nature of her new position would be, but said it would not be in city administration.

She also said the new role will not take her out of Mason County.

“This is bittersweet,” Williams told commissioners and members of the public. “I didn’t make this decision lightly, but — for my family — this is the right move for us.”

A motion to accept Williams’ resignation was made “with regret” by Mayor Pro-Tem Marcy Spencer, supported by Rob Alway and approved unanimously by the commission.

“Thank you for your service to the city,” Mayor Bruce Krieger said. “We appreciate it. We will miss you, and life goes on.”

Williams said she would remain in the area to help in the transitional period as Scottville seeks a replacement, which she offered to help coordinate through the Michigan Municipal League.

She said she would remain with the city until April.

Williams thanked the commissioners and mayors who have worked with her — both past and present — and the staff at Scottville City Hall, saying that she would not have been able to do the job without them.

“I’ve had a great staff over the years … I just honestly, truly want to thank you for the support over the years. It means a lot,” Williams said. “I met my husband here, we raised our daughter here, I’ll still be in the area, so I’ll still see you, but it’s time to move on.”

Read the full story in Tuesday’s Ludington Daily News print or e-Edition.

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