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Coburn announces resignation from Bozeman City Commission

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Posted at 6:25 PM, Mar 26, 2024

(Updated 11:21 a.m. MDT, March 27, 2024 with additional details from the City of Bozeman.)

BOZEMAN — Bozeman City Commissioner Christopher Coburn announced at the commission’s weekly Tuesday night meeting that he is resigning his seat effective May 7, 2024.

According to MTN's Edgar Cedillo, Coburn said during public disclosure at the March 26 meeting that he is leaving for personal reasons. Coburn also announced he will be moving out of Bozeman.

A City of Bozeman media release on Wednesday included the following statement from Coburn's Tuesday night announcement:

I have not stopped and will not stop caring about the future of Bozeman – the people who live here now and the people who might live here in the years to come. I’m fully committed to spending my remaining time in community with you, continuing to work just as hard as I have for the past three years I have been in this role. It has been and continues to be such an honor.

Coburn was appointed to the Bozeman City Commission in April 2021 and in November of that year began a four-year term after winning the race for an open seat on the commission.

After Coburn’s resignation goes into effect on May 7, the City Commission is required by state law to appoint someone to fill the seat within 30 days. That person will serve until the next municipal election in November 2025.

The city's release said more information on how the commission vacancy will be filled will be made available "in the coming weeks" at the City of Bozeman website.