New Mayor to be Elected by City Council

Kirksville City Council members will elect a new mayor during the City Council meeting tonight.Mayor Jerry Mills on Friday announced that he is resigning his position as a member of the Kirksville City Council.

Mills has chosen to purchase property outside the city limits of the City of Kirksville to provide additional space for his family, and will no longer be eligible to serve on the City Council. The effective date of his resignation will be tomorrow, August 7th.

Mayor Mills was first elected to the City Council in April 2011 and re-elected in 2014 and again in 2017. Mills was elected by the City Council to serve as Mayor Pro Tem in 2013 and 2017 and was elected Mayor in 2016 and 2018. Mills said that he felt a duty to do his part for the community, and did so by serving on the City Council.

Through his tenure the City has seen economic expansion, the construction of an $18 million wastewater treatment plant, and voter approval of several sales taxes, including the new Parks and Recreation Tax. Mills will not be able to take part in the final decisions regarding the aquatic facility, but says he knows that the City is in good hands and is proud of his part in all the City is today.”

Mills expressed appreciation to the community for support over the years and was thankful he was able to devote seven years to the Kirksville community.