Springboro city councilwoman resigns

Springboro City Councilwoman Lori Kershner resigned Tuesday.

Kershner, in her first term representing the city's 1st Ward, said her family and work commitments prompted her decision to submit her resignation, effective immediately.

"Rather than wait until the end of my term, I feel a responsibility to the residents of Ward 1 to step aside now with the knowledge that I simply do not have the time needed to effectively represent them at this stage of life with my family and at this point in my career," she said in a letter of resignation submitted Tuesday.

Kershner said the resignation was the result of her desire to spend more time with her two daughters and travel demands related to her consulting business.

"Simply put, my plate is very full and I needed to make some changes," she said in an email.

The city council has 30 days to appoint a replacement for Kershner. Clerk of Council Lori Martin said she was preparing a posting for people interested in the appointment.

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