Mill Creek Mayor resigns in early morning hours
Pam Pruitt is part of a turnover trend, in the city
Last updated 9/4/2020 at 6:36pm
Mill Creek Mayor Pam Pruitt has resigned, in a letter sent to the City Council at 3:35 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 24.
Pruitt served on the Mill Creek City Council from 1988 to 1995, and her first Mayorship was during that council service, from 1992-1993, according to the city's website. She was re-elected in 2013, and has served as mayor since.
The Beacon has requested additional documents and interviews, to better understand her resignation and how it relates to other turnover with the city.
The City Council and City Manager were contacted, for an opportunity to comment ion Pruitt's resignation for the next print edition of the Beacon, scheduled for Sept. 4.
In a letter to the council, Pruitt said she has served the residents and businesses of Mill Creek since the mid-1980s as an activist and elected official.
"When I first ran for office in 1987, it was because I wanted to make life better for everyone in Mill Creek. That has never changed," Pruitt wrote in her letter to the City Council. "My love of our City has never wavered."
Pruitt was contacted by the Beacon but declined an interview. In her return email, she said, "I have attached a copy of my resignation letter. That is all the comment I have. ... It's time for a break. As a private citizen, I look forward to spending more time with friends, family and new volunteer opportunities."