WESTMINSTER, Colo. (KDVR) — Herb Achison has resigned from his position as Westminster mayor.
According to a spokesperson for the city, Achison made the decision after consulting with his doctor and announced it during the City Council’s study session on Monday.
There had been calls to remove Achison from office, but because of his resignation in a timely manner a recall election will not be held as planned.
Anita Seitz who had been Mayor Pro Tem is now Acting Mayor. She will be sworn in as Mayor on May 10 and will serve in that position until the regular election in November.
Because of Seitz’ ascension, her position on the board will be filled by a majority vote from the rest of the council. The person who replaces her will serve the remaining 2.5 years of her term.
“Herb Atchison has a remarkable history of servant leadership above self. His understanding of his local government and his work with regional leadership and Westminster City Council was very productive for our community. Westminster employees appreciated and respected Herb,” City Manager Don Tripp said.