Svoboda resigns from City Council

Wade Young,

The Montgomery City Council will have an open seat effective December 1 after its members accepted the resignation of Joy Svoboda in a special meeting on Monday.

Mayor Tom Eisert and City Administrator Brian Heck received Svoboda’s resignation on September 21. Heck said she is relocating outside of the city limits and is no longer eligible to serve on the council or the Economic Development Authority.

Svoboda is in the first year of her four-year term, which expires December 31, 2024.

Filling her seat is regulated by state statue, and the council is looking back to when Tim Siebsen resigned from the council in 2015.

“The council is going to accept letters of interest from community members. The Mayor is also going to chat with Dennis Lambrecht who was the number 3 person (votegetter) in the 2020 election,” said Heck. “Depending on how many they get, that will dictate how they will proceed.”

The deadline for submitting a letter of interest is Friday, Oct. 29.

The selected candidate will serve one year, Heck said. Because there are two more years left on the term, the city will have to hold...

To see more on this story pick up the October 7, 2021 print edition of the Montgomery Messenger. 


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