Duluth City Councilor Medved stepping down, council to consider replacement plans

Derek Medved Duluth City Councilor
Derek Medved Duluth City Councilor(CBS 3 Duluth)
Published: Jan. 21, 2022 at 11:49 AM CST
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DULUTH, MN -- Derek Medved has announced his plans to resign from the Duluth City Council two years before the end of his first term.

In a resignation letter emailed to City Council President Arik Forsman Thursday night, Medved will officially step down February 14.

In the letter, Medved said he wants to focus his energy on his business. He owns a number of convenience stores in the region.

“With new business endeavors on the horizon, I do not feel I can both manage my business enterprise and provide the level of public service my constituents deserve,” Medved said.

According to city spokespeople, the City Council will need to pass a resolution outlining plans to fill his seat.

Once a resolution is passed, the city will announce a timeline and application process for the open seat.

The person who fills that seat will serve the remainder of Medved’s term, which is scheduled to be up in January 2024.

Medved holds one of four at-large seats on the Duluth City Council.

We reached out to Medved Friday but did not immediately hear back.

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