Aiken City Council accepted the resignation of City Manager John C. Klimm during a special meeting called today. The Council unanimously accepted the resignation with regret and appreciation for Klimm’s years of service to the City.

Klimm offered 60-days-notice of his intent to resign, but the parties agreed it was best for the departure to be immediate to allow the upcoming annual budget process to move forward under new leadership. The resignation was given and accepted on terms mutually agreeable to all involved, according to a statement from the Council. All parties look forward to continued successes by our City, and all parties wish one another well in all future endeavors.

“I will miss this City and the hundreds of workers I’ve come to know and depend on over the last three years,” Klimm said. “I’m very proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish together and I know they’ll continue that fine tradition of service to the residents of Aiken.”