Councillor Melissa Draycott has announced her resignation from City Council today. 

Council says that they will accept her resignation letter at their next regular meeting on May 9.

The city notes that Councillor Draycott has sold her home and is moving out of the City of Portage la Prairie and therefore is no longer eligible to hold a council seat.

The Councillor has served on City Council since first elected in October 2014. She was then re-elected for a second term in 2018. She is currently the Chair of the City of Portage la Prairie Community Services Committee and is on the Board of Directors of the Parks Committee, Fort la Reine Museum and Portage Regional Economic Development (PRED).

“On behalf of Council and the citizens of Portage la Prairie, I would like to thank Councillor Draycott for her nearly eight years of dedicated service to our community,” says Mayor Irvine Ferris. “We will sincerely miss her strong voice around the Council table as we conclude our Council’s mandate in October of this year.”

Draycott says that it has been a pleasure to serve the people of Portage.

“I am proud of what we were able to accomplish over the past eight years, and I look forward to seeing the city continue to grow and prosper.”

The city adds that Draycott’s position will remain vacant until the next general municipal election on October 26.