Hillsboro city council member Wendy Culbreath is pictured during the Monday, May 13 council meeting. Also pictured is council president Tom Eichinger. (HCP Photo/Caitlin Forsha)
Hillsboro city council member Wendy Culbreath is pictured during the Monday, May 13 council meeting. Also pictured is council president Tom Eichinger. (HCP Photo/Caitlin Forsha)
Hillsboro city council member Wendy Culbreath has submitted a letter of resignation effective June 1, according to an email dated May 15.

“This is notice of my formal resignation from city council due to a change in residence, effective June 1, 2019,” Culbreath wrote to city administration and fellow council members. “It has been an honor to serve. I have enjoyed getting to know you all and wish success in all your endeavors.”

Culbreath, a Republican, was elected to represent Hillsboro’s Third Ward on council during the Nov. 7, 2017 election, replacing former council member Tracy Aranyos.



During her tenure, Culbreath was the chair of the zoning and annexation committee and a member of the utilities and the street and safety committees.

Culbreath’s announcement marks the second resignation of a city council member this year. As previously reported, on March 11 former Hillsboro city council president Lee Koogler resigned “due to health issues and family considerations.”

The Highland County Republican Central Committee will be responsible for appointing a replacement for Culbreath. According to Highland County Elections Administrator Steve Witham, the appointee will be placed on the ballot for the November 2019 election to fill Culbreath’s unexpired term, barring any disagreement from the Secretary of State’s office.