MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Both the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board president and vice president have decided to resign.
According to a Parks Board spokesperson, President Liz Wielinski and Vice President Scott Vreeland announced their resignations Friday. Both resignations are effective on July 20. During the board meeting on that date, they will also elect successors.
They will both, however, remain as commissioners on the nine-member board.
Wielinski cited health concerns as a reason for her resignation. Vreeland said he’d be honored to be president but has declined the opportunity.
The announcement comes a couple months after a tense clash with NAACP Minneapolis President Nekima Levy-Pounds, who accused the board of discriminatory practices. Levy-Pounds then called for Wielinski’s resignation.