June 5, 2015 •
Interim Akron Mayor Will Not Seek Election After Inappropriate Behavior with City Employee
Just days after being sworn in to office, interim Akron Mayor Garry Moneypenny announced he will not be seeking election this fall after admitting to an inappropriate encounter with a city employee. In his last week as president of City Council, he crossed a professional boundary during a good-bye hug when the employee came to wish him well in his transition to mayor.
In a statement made Friday, June 5, Moneypenny apologized to the citizens of Akron and acknowledged the incident calls into question his character and trustworthiness.
Moneypenny became Akron’s 60th mayor on Sunday, May 31, in the wake of the resignation of long-term mayor Don Plusquellic.
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