Hermantown city councilor resigns due to move

The council plans to leave the seat vacant until it is filled by Hermantown voters in November.


Kristi Schmidt announced her resignation from the Hermantown City Council at a Monday meeting. Her resignation is due to her moving outside of the city of Hermantown, according to a news release from the city.

"Since being elected to the City Council, I’ve had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people who care deeply for the community of Hermantown," Schmidt said in the release. "I’m pleased with all that we’ve accomplished together during my time on the council and appreciate those who do so much to make Hermantown the amazing community that it is. Serving as a city councilor has been a dream come true for me and I will always cherish this experience."

Schmidt was elected to the council in 2016 and was a leader of the Tobacco 21 initiative and a key contributor in the opening of the Essentia Wellness Center and the launch of the city's new brand and website.

Schmidt's resignation leaves an open seat, but the council's initial plans are to leave the seat vacant until the November election.

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