In a 9am press conference, Jackson Mayor Derek Dobies announced that he had received the resignation of 5th Ward council member Andy Frounfelker. He also announced that he has forwarded the resignation to the clerk who will provide it to the council for acceptance.
The vacant seat will be filled via appointment of the city council. Anyone over the age of 18 years old that lives in the 5th Ward and wishes to serve is encouraged to apply at city hall. Frounfelker also vacated numerous boards and commissions, all of which will need to be filled as well.