Resignation statement of Fort Wayne City Clerk Kennedy, as read to the Fort Wayne City Council on October 13, 2015, by her attorney Mark GiaQuinta:
Statement of Sandra E. Kennedy
October 13, 2015
The last thirty two years of my professional life have been exciting, rewarding and personally fulfilling. I have been honored to have served with many great community leaders and I have been honored to serve a great community. I served with integrity, efficiency and with a love for Fort Wayne and its citizens.
The past several years have been increasingly difficult for me. I was diagnosed with several physical conditions which have made it increasingly more difficult to work a full day or even part of a day without pain and, more recently, without behavior I did not always understand.
My condition has worsened within the past year. There is no shame in acknowledging that. My neurologist has advised me that I am beginning a new phase of my life’s journey which should not include an attempt to serve out my term as your City Clerk. For that reason, I am resigning my office effective immediately.
I hope that I will be remembered as a loyal and conscientious public servant. I will miss the many friends I have met and the citizens I have served. Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you.
Signed, Sandra E. Kennedy
I have confirmed that Mrs. Kennedy was hospitalized Monday.