DeKalb City Clerk Susanna Hermann resigns; new clerk sought
DeKalb’s city clerk has resigned, just one year into her term in the office.
Mayor Jerry Smith says he has accepted the resignation of Susanna Hermann; she says in her letter of resignation that she’s leaving for personal reasons.
Mayor Smith says the city’s three deputy clerks will be able to share the duties as outlined in city ordinances; Shelly Jureczek, Carri Parker and Ruth Scott will handle the duties until a new clerk is appointed.
Smith says the role of the city clerk has changed in the last few years, and he’s encouraging residents to provide their input on what the process of finding a replacement should involve. He also wants to hear from citizens about what kinds of services they expect from a city clerk.
Under state law, the Mayor has the authority to appoint a replacement to fill out Hermann’s term with the advice and consent of the City Council.
Anyone interested in the post is asked to contact the Mayor’s Office.