No reason was given in Dudley’s resignation letter as to why she resigned.
Dudley was appointed to council July 9, 2012, to serve out the term of Hensley, who resigned earlier that year.
Dudley ran unopposed in November 2013. Her current four-year term expires Dec. 31, 2017.
City Council has 30 days to fill the vacancy, starting from the resignation effective date of Jan. 25. If council fails to come to an agreement, Mayor Tom McMasters will be given the responsibility to make the appointment.