Matt Risser announces resignation as Mayor of the Town of Lunenburg



(Lunenburg Town Hall. Photo: Skeezix1000 on Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0)

Matt Risser is resigning as Mayor of the Town of Lunenburg, the Town of Lunenburg has announced in a release.

Risser’s term is to end on May 9. The release shared by the town includes a statement by Risser that he is resigning due to a career opportunity that requires him to move elsewhere.

Risser was initially elected to a four-year term in October 2020, winning 78 per cent of the popular vote.

Upon Risser’s resignation, Deputy Mayor Peter Mosher will serve as acting Mayor until a by-election is held and concludes.

The town’s release says the town “considers this a personal matter of Mayor Risser’s and will not be offering further comments at this time.”

The town’s release, distributed on the afternoon of April 10, reads in full:

The town of Lunenburg wishes to announce that today, Monday April 10, His Worship, Mayor Matt Risser released this statement:

Due to a career opportunity that requires me to move elsewhere, I will be resigning as Mayor of the Town of Lunenburg to take effect at 6PM, May 09, 2023.  In accordance with Section 16 of the Municipal Government Act, Deputy Mayor Mosher will serve as acting Mayor until a by-election is concluded.

I wish the community well.

Sincerely, 

Mayor Matt Risser

Town of Lunenburg

Council will call a by-election in accordance with the rules of the Municipal Government Act after the date of resignation.  The Town considers this a personal matter of Mayor Risser’s and will not be offering further comments at this time.


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