Myers Resigning County Council Post

Less than a week after the general election, the Clinton County Council is looking to fill a position on its board after the announcement by Councilman Jake Myers that he will leaving he Council at the end of the year.

“At the beginning of the year, I moved into an apartment in my district,” said Myers. “Things changed throughout the year and I purchased a house outside the district. Midway through the year, it (leaving my position) was something I was considering. But I really didn’t want to say where I was at.”

Myers had been on the council for eight years. In fact, he was just re-elected to his District 2 seat in the election on November 8 as he ran unopposed.

“I was really looking forward to the next four years,” said Myers.

Clinton County Council President Alan Dunn said he’s sorry to lose Myers.

“I think Jake’s had a really, really important role on the council during his two terms because of his role in public safety as Frankfort police officer,” said Dunn. “He can speak that public safety language. He’s been sort of a liaison the budget side on the council and our public safety entities in the sheriff’s office and EMS. That’s going to be a tough position to fill.”

The Council has 30 days to replace Myers from the day he sent his resignation to Clinton County Republican Party Chairman Jim Moyer. A caucus will then be held after the 30 days to announce his replacement.

Myers is keeping his position with the Frankfort Police Department.