JAMESTOWN – City Councilwoman Vanessa Weinert has resigned following almost a year of political service to the City of Jamestown.
Weinert posted the news on her Facebook Page.
“It is with great regret that I had to submit my letter of resignation from Jamestown City Council. I have been honored to serve Jamestown over the last year and I was looking forward to working to make Jamestown an even greater city,” the post read. “As many of you know, my family has endured a personal tragedy and I have to spend this next year focusing on my daughter.”
“I love this city and I plan on re-engaging with politics and the great community work that comes with that once I have gotten past this part of my life.”
“Thank you all for your support. This has truly been a very difficult decision.”
Weinert was a city councilman at-large and was elected in the fall of 2017.
City rules require the Mayor to name a Democrat replacement since the seat was held by a Democrat.