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Councilmember Tom Acker Steps Down: Citing Health and Family

Oct 1, 2018 – On Saturday, September 29, 2018, Councilmember Tom Acker tendered his resignation, effective immediately, citing personal health concerns and family commitments.  

Councilmember Acker stated in an email addressed to Mayor Debbie Bertlin and Deputy Mayor Salim Nice, “Serving on the Council and representing the community has been a rewarding experience which I've very much enjoyed. My health and the wellbeing of my family must be my first priority.”

Mayor Bertlin said, “This news is unfortunate and was unexpected.” Mayor Bertlin added, “Speaking on behalf of the entire Mercer Island team we extend our support to Tom and his family. We are grateful for his service to the Council and the community. We wish Tom and his family the best.”

Councilmember Acker was elected in November 2017 to fill Council Position No. 4. Following existing rules, Council will establish a timeline for appointing a replacement. Additional information will be forthcoming.

Contact: Ali Spietz, Assistant to the City Manager at (206) 275-7667 or
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