EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – East Lansing Mayor Aaron Stephens announced that he will be submitting his resignation during Tuesday’s City Council meeting.
Stephens cited his acceptance into the Harvard Kennedy School for Public Policy graduate program as the reason for his resignation.
He says he explored many options including deferring his education, but his personal financial situation makes deferment untenable.
During the meeting, Stephans said quote “This was a hard decision for me, and one I struggled with for a while; I sincerely hope it is one community members will understand.”
Stephens will be stepping down August 11. His resignation will be submitted Wednesday, he said.
Following his resignation, Mayor Pro Tem Jessy Gregg will be sworn in once Stephens has formally resigned.