Mark Taylor
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The Olathe City Council lost 15 years of experience last week with the resignation of At-Large Councilman Bob Montgomery.
The council accepted Montgomery’s resignation on Jan. 24.
Two weeks earlier Montgomery told the council he intended step down to focus more of his attention on his other elected duty in the state legislature.
“It is a sweet and bitter decision,” Montgomery said. “I have been honored to serve with some wonderful people on the council, and I guess my greatest privilege was to serve the citizens of Olathe.
“It has been my pleasure. I am going to stay (on the council) until we choose my replacement.
Mayor Michael Copeland said Montgomery’s “unwavering commitment to the people of Olathe” would be missed.
“You have served this great community very capably for 15 years,” he said. “…You’re an
inspiration, and it has been an incredible honor to serve with you for many years.
“The city is better off because of your service to Olathe.”
The successor will be appointed to fill the remainder of Montgomery’s at-large seat, which expires in 2013.