Moline city administrator resigns from position within 6 months of starting

MOLINE, Illinois -- Moline's city administrator is resigning from her position.

Lisa Kotter submitted her letter of resignation to Mayor Stephanie Acri on Sunday, September 22.  Kotter did not give specific reasons for her resignation, other than saying the reasons were "personal."

Kotter's role as city administrator was approved in April of 2019.  The city administrator role had sat vacant for months before she came in; Doug Mexeiner left in January of 2019.

The following is what she said in her resignation letter.

"Please accept this letter of resignation from my position as the City Administrator.  I appreciate the opportunity the city gave me in the past five months. My reasons for the resignation are personal.  I wish the city officials and staff the best moving forward."

The city council will vote on a resolution that would appoint J.D. Schulte, Public Works Director, as Interim City Administrator for the City of Moline. The vote will happen during the city council meeting on September 24th.

Mayor Stephanie Acri declined to comment on the resignation of Kotter.

2nd Ward Alderman David Parker Jr, 5th Ward Alderman Sam Moyer, and Alderman-at-Large Sonia Berg also declined to comment on the resignation on  September 23.

1st Ward Alderman Scott Williams, 3rd Ward Alderman Mike Wendt, 4th Ward Alderman Dick Potter, 6th Ward Alderman Kevin Schoonmaker, and 7th Ward Alderman Michael Waldron could not be reached for comment on Monday evening.

Listen: Lisa Kotter appears as guest on News 8's Angie Sharp's podcast "Wonder Women" 2 months before resignation; talks about being the first female city administrator in Moline 

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