MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The chair of the Metropolitan Council is stepping down in order to focus on her health.
After 10 months at the helm of the Twin Cities regional planning agency, Nora Slawik presented Gov. Tim Walz with a resignation letter Thursday, saying that the demands of the job were creating health issues for her.READ MORE: Nurses Complete First Day Of Strike At Plymouth's WestHealth
Slawik’s last day is slated for Nov. 15.READ MORE: Sheriff: Man Dies From Suicide After Allegedly Killing Roommate, Roommate's Father In Northern Minnesota
“I am so proud of all that the Metropolitan Council has accomplished this year, and I am grateful for the hard work of the talented Met Council staff,” she wrote in her letter to the governor.
Slawik, the former mayor of Maplewood, was appointed to the Met Council after Walz took office earlier this year.MORE NEWS: 2021 Is Minnesota's Deadliest Boating Season In 16 Years, Says DNR
Per Met Council bylaws, Vice Chair Molly Cummings will be the interim chair until Walz names a replacement.