After being on leave for more than two months, Lisa Kotter has resigned as city administrator of Clintonville.
Early Thursday morning, Sept. 11, Mayor Judy Magee emailed a city press release stating that Kotter has submitted her letter of resignation after weeks of negotiations between attorneys representing both side. The resignation is effective Sept. 10.
The press release was a joint announcement from the city and Kotter.
“The agreement between the city and Kotter is not based on any misconduct but based strictly on philosophical and stylistic differences,” the release says.
“I will always be appreciative of the positive impact Kotter had on Clintonville city government for the past 17 years,” Magee said. “I am incredibly disappointed to see her leave but fully understand her reasons for the resignation.”
In Kotter’s resignation letter to Magee, dated, Sept. 2, she stated, “After much thought and consideration since May 13, and based on our recent negotiations, please accept this letter of resignation from my position as city administrator effective immediately. It has been a difficult decision as Clintonville has been my family’s home for 17 years. However, at this time it is clear that it is best for me, my family and the community to part ways and each move in a new direction.
“I am truly grateful for the opportunity I have had in this community,” Kotter said in her letter. “I will always be appreciative of the elected officials, staff, business leaders, and community members who have been supportive of me and my position. I wish you and the Clintonville leaders the best as you move into the future and determine what is next.”
Kotter has served as city administrator since Sept. 2, 1997.
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