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Ward 4 Councilor Stoehr resigns from Springfield City Council

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Leonard Stoehr

Springfield’s city council is losing a member.

Tonight, Ward 4 Councilor Leonard Stoehr announced his resignation. He explained that his job is being transferred to Atlanta.

Springfield’s city charter requires councilors to live in the ward they represent.

Stoehr said it was a tremendous honor to serve, and he will “always be a fan of Springfield.”

Mayor Sean VanGordon said he’d miss Stoehr’s dedication and experience. But he added it’s an opportunity for someone else to serve.

The Springfield City Council will discuss the vacancy and recruitment process in a future meeting.

The council must formally accept Stoehr’s resignation before it becomes effective.

Brian Bull joined the KLCC News Team in June 2016. In his 25+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (19 regional), the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.