The city of Petersburg will have a new mayor at the beginning of the year. R.C. Klipsch has been selected by the local Republican Party caucus to succeed Frank Coleman, who has been on the job for nearly two years. In a statement, Coleman says he is resigning to “take some time off for a while in retirement.” Coleman says Klipsch, a businessman, has worked with the administration for the “last couple of years.”

December 1, 2014

Statement From Petersburg Mayor Frank Coleman

“It is with mixed emotions that I announced to the City Council in tonight's meeting that I am resigning as the Mayor of Petersburg effective January 1 at 12:01 a.m. It has been a great honor to have represented the city and all it's people over the past two years. A lot has been accomplished and I feel the city is moving in the right direction. I am resigning to take some time off for a while in retirement. After that I will wait upon the good Lord to open another opportunity where I might be of service. May God continue to bless Petersburg. Again thank you for letting me serve.”

Source: The City of Petersburg

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