Edgerton City Council Member Resigns, Replacement Appointed
Edgerton City Council Member Katee Smith has resigned her seat, effective as of May 26. She served on the Council for nearly three years and previously on Planning Commission from October 2017 until her appointment to the Council in September 2018. Council Member Smith sold her house and moved out of town, making her ineligible to serve.
In her resignation letter to the Council, Smith wrote, “Over the past several years of helping with city events – both with the city parks and rec as well as volunteering on the Frontier Days Committee, being on City Planning Commission for a time, then on City Council, I have grown to love this town and it’s people so much.” She added, “I can honestly say that feel like I did my very best in making decisions on Planning Commission and City Council that I truly felt would better this community and prepare it for the rising generations. I’m sad to leave this wonderful town and wish you all the best.”
Besides serving on the City Council, Smith was very active in the community as a small business owner and volunteer for the Frontier Days Committee.
A public reception for Smith will be held at the June 24th City Council meeting.
To fill the seat, Mayor Donald Roberts nominated former Council Member Jody Brown to fill Smith’s seat. Brown was approved by a unanimous vote of the City Council on May 27th. He previously served on Council for more than 14 years.
City Council terms are four years. Brown’s appointment will last until the end of Smith’s term in December 2023.