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Newly-elected Addison mayor resigns 10 days after taking office citing ‘enormity’ and ‘complexity’ of issues facing village

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A damning message from an elected official in Steuben County has left many in the village of Addison scratching their heads.

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Mayor Eva Sue Cunningham won an election in March, but after just 10 days in office announced her resignation.

Her official resignation date was April 13, 2023.

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In a letter to the board of trustees, Cunningham said there were a number of factors that led to the decision.

“Due to the enormity and complexity of the issues (problems) that exist throughout the entirety of the Village of Addison due to poor practices of management in the governance of the village during the past few years (Apil, 2007 to April 3, 2023), I am unable to fulfill my obligations as mayor at this time,” she said. “I do not possess the mental/physical energy nor the skillset to correct all of the problems created by the actions and/or inactions of previous administrations. With this in mind, I regretfully resign as mayor of the Village of Addison effective immediately (4/13/2023). I apologize to the residents of the village for this inconvenience.”

The village is currently under an audit from the state comptroller’s office.