A member of the Plummer City Council has resigned, leaving a vacancy in the city’s leadership.

Stacey Sonder, entering his second year on the city council, stepped down from his post Monday, Jan. 27. In a statement, Mr. Sonder said that he was stepping down due to personal and professional commitments, which prevented him from committing himself fully to the council’s work.

“I just don’t have the time at this point in my life, so that’s why I’m stepping down,” Mr. Sonder said. “It’s not fair to the citizens of Plummer that I can serve them as well as they need or deserve.”

Mr. Sonder was elected to the city council in the 2018 election, and entered office alongside council member Ashley Lounsbury January 2019. He was elected with 105 votes after running unopposed. He and Ms. Lounsbury succeeded council members Tim Stockdale and Brad Hampton. Mr. Sonder also works as the Building Maintenance Director at Plummer-Worley School District.

“I’d like to thank the city and the citizens of Plummer for the opportunity they gave me,” he said. “I learned a lot during this time, and I wish them all well in the future.”

“(Mr. Sonder’s) participation in this civic duty is greatly appreciated,” a press release from city hall said. “We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”

As Mr. Sonder departed mid-term, there is now a vacancy on the city council. According to city ordinance, the vacancy will be filled by appointment, with the appointee serving the remaining two years of Mr. Sonder’s term.

Plummer City Hall is now accepting applications from residents for interim city council member. To qualify, you must be at least 18 years of age, a U.S. citizen, and a resident of the city for the past 30 days. For more information, call city hall at 208-686-1641.

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