Update: According to KOFO News, Mr. Holmes has been selected by Franklin County commissioners in Kansas to serve as their administrator.  Their story can be found here.

The letter of resignation comes as a surprise for many in the community of Odessa as City Administrator Jon Holmes will step down from his position at the end of September.

Mayor Adam Couch said in a Wednesday press release that Administrator Holmes did not specify his future plans but in the letter itself, dated August 20th, Holmes only says it’s to “pursue other opportunities.”

Mayor Couch thanked the Administrator for the many contributions he made to the community for the past three years. The Mayor also announced the search for his replacement would begin immediately, while City Clerk Marcella McCoy serves as the Interim City Administrator until the position is filled.

The press release and letter of resignation is posted below.

Jon Holmes Resignation Press Release

Jon Holmes Letter of Resignation