EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing Mayor Aaron Stephens will be stepping down from his position.
“It’s a little bit sad definitely, but I’m so incredibly proud of everything we’ve done over the past year," Stephens said.
According to a post on Stephen's Facebook page, he wanted to further his education, and he got into his dream program at Harvard Kennedy School of Public Policy.
Stephens said he did explore options like deferring, but due to his financial situation, it made deferment untenable.
“I’m really just going to Harvard to try to appease my mom because she’s still mad at me that I’m not a doctor," said Stephens.
In the speech he posted on Facebook, it said quote "It has been an honor and a privilege to serve. Over these past four years, I have been blessed to be able to work with some of the best people I have ever met and the best damn community a Mayor could ask for. I will be back, East Lansing will always be home."
Stephens will submit his formal resignation today and will step down on Aug. 11.
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