AKRON, Ohio - After serving the City for over 40 years, Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic held his final press conference Friday.
Plusquellic announced his resignation earlier this month. It will become effective at midnight on May 31. City Council President Garry Moneypenny will be sworn in as Akron's 60th mayor on Sunday.
In his resignation letter, Plusquellic cited an ongoing dispute with one councilman and his view of the coverage from the local paper as factoring in to his reasons for resigning.
He also said that he wishes the best for all Akron residents.
“I hope they know that I did my best and truly cared for our City. And they will know why I will never apologize for fighting for Akron residents to get the jobs and the education they need, or for simply telling the truth,” Plusquellic also added.