On April 14, 2023, City Recorder, Melissa Huhtala, announced her resignation. “My tenure as an elected City official has been an incredible experience,” said Huhtala. “I have worked hard and been dedicated to the role. I appreciate the opportunity to have worked with my fellow elected officials and the dedicated City Staff. I have done my best to serve and help the community in any way possible. I will miss working with all of you, especially the fantastic citizens of this City.”
Huhtala will continue working as City Recorder until the end of the City’s fiscal year, June 30, 2023. Between July 1 and August 31, 2023, she will continue to hold the office of City Recorder but will have limited availability. During this time, City staff will be able to rely on her expertise, while making the appropriate and necessary efforts to find a qualified replacement for the Recorder position in accordance with the City Charter.
"On behalf of the City Council and staff, I would like to express our gratitude to Melissa for her dedication and hard work during her time as the City of Ashland Recorder,” stated Ashland Mayor, Tonya Graham.