Lyerly Mayor Jessica Eller has announced her resignation as of noon today (Friday – April 15). Mayor Eller cited in her letter of resignation "constant belittling and berating" as one of the reasons for her decision.
Mayor Eller and the Town Council have been at odds over the past several weeks concerning internal control policies put in place by the mayor. Eller also said in her resignation letter, "The lack of concern for the town’s audit findings and corrective action plan has also been a factor in my resignation."
Lyerly Town Clerk Joy Hampton told AM 1180 that councilman Josh Wyatt will serve as acting mayor of Lyerly. Josh Wyatt was elected mayor-pro-tem of Lyerly last year.