St. Stephen Mayor Cindy VanderWeyst resigned on July 11 after the death of her mother.
The City Council appointed council member Jeff Blenkush to be mayor.
VanderWeyst explained her resignation in a letter to the City Council.
“It is with a very heavy heart I resign my position” VanderWeyst wrote. “At this difficult time in our lives, I feel it is best for the city to have an individual who can carry on the responsibilities in a full-time manner. With the death of my mother, I will now be moving to Albany to care for my father.”
She had been mayor since 2008. The council intends to appoint someone to fill Blenkush’s city council seat at its next regular meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 1.
The resignation changes the lineup for this fall’s general election ballot.
There will be two council members elected for four-year terms, one council member elected for a two-year term and a mayor elected for a two-year term.