Mayor Steve Ferrazzano presided over his last city council meeting Monday.
“It has been an honor and a privilege to be mayor of this city,” Ferrazzano said, just before adjourning the meeting.
The resignation, which enables Ferrazzano to accept an appointment as Fifth District judge in St. James, became effective on Tuesday. Council member Pam Cooreman was appointed to succeed Ferrazzano as mayor. Cooreman served as the council’s mayor pro-tem in 2017.
Ferrazzano has been a part of the council since 2000, when he was appointed to fill a council vacancy. The council was then a seven-member board, with Claire Hannasch serving as mayor. Ferrazzano was elected to his third mayoral term in 2014.
Cooreman’s appointment is to serve out the one year remaining on Ferrazzano’s mayoral term. The mayoral position will be on general election ballot in November.
Cooreman was elected to a four-year council term in November 2014.