Newly appointed Fife Mayor Glenn Hull announces resignation

Staff writerFebruary 24, 2014 

Outgoing Fife Mayor Glenn Hull


Newly appointed Fife Mayor Glenn Hull announced Monday that he is resigning this week.

Hull's wife, Jennifer, is an aerospace engineer at Boeing and accepted a job last week with Gulfstream Aerospace Company. The couple and their two young sons are relocating to Georgia next month.

"It has been my great honor over the past six weeks to serve as the tenth Mayor of this great city," Hull said in a city news release. "As an elected official for the past six years, I had the privilege of spearheading many major initiatives that will have a lasting and positive impact on Fife residents."

Fife has a council-manager form of government, and both mayor and mayor pro tem are appointed positions with two-year terms. 

Hull will remain on council until next month and will join the other six members in choosing a new mayor from among their ranks. The council will separately appoint a replacement for Hull’s council position at a later date.

Last month, the City Council voted 5-2 to appoint Hull, the former mayor pro tem, as the city's new leader. He replaced Rob Cerqui, who received the other two council votes.

Hull told The News Tribune on Monday that his wife had been interviewing for the out-of-state job for some time, but the family was "moving forward as if life was going to continue as is." He said he hopes to use the experience he gained serving Fife to seek new career opportunities.

Hull, a sales representative, has worked for various retail and wholesale mortgage companies.

Hull has lived in Fife for nearly a decade, and said he has enjoyed his six years serving the city. He said his notable accomplishments include participating in "strategic change" at Pierce Transit and "re-energizing" the Pierce County Regional Council.

"I'm proud and a little bit sad," Hull said. "All good things come to an end, right?”

The resignation comes after Hull actively expressed his interest in the mayor position late last year.

In an email to the full council back in December, Hull outlined his willingness and ability to lead the city, adding that he respected Cerqui’s time served and was in no way trying to stir up a rebellion.

“My record as an agent for change is clear,” he wrote.

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