First-term city councillor Wendy Pratt has resigned according to statement from Mayor Bill McKay released late Friday afternoon.
“Earlier today I received notice from Councillor Wendy Pratt of her resignation from the position of Nanaimo City Councillor,” the statement reads.
McKay goes on to say that early next week the Corporate Officer will inform Council of the next steps.
“On behalf of Council, the citizens of Nanaimo and those she represented in her role as a Regional District of Nanaimo Director, I wish to thank Councillor Pratt for her dedication and service to our community.”
Pratt was known for her work at Nanaimo Community Hospice and retired from that position after 15 years to run for Nanaimo City Council in 2014.
The resignation caps of a tumultuous seven days for Nanaimo council.
Last Friday, the province?s criminal justice branch revealed that a special prosecutor is assigned to the ongoing investigation into matters involving Council.
The branch also revealed a member of Nanaimo council had been arrested for an alleged offense but provided no further details.