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Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick stepping down from his position



Ithaca, New York – Ithaca’s Mayor, Svante Myrick is stepping down from his position, he announced On Wednesday.

Myrick announced he will be accepting a position as Executive Director of People For the American Way, where he will be working alongside People For’s President, Ben Jealous, announced on Instagram.

He believes his services can make a difference, and he wants to protect the American dream for people of all backgrounds.

In the coming month, Laura A. Lewis will be assuming the office in Ithaca. Svante believes her empathetic, earnest, and tactful leadership is exactly what the community needs right now.

Myrick served the office longer than anyone before him, 10 years. He was Ithaca’s 44th mayor.

Myrick has also made history by being the state’s youngest mayor to be elected and Ithaca’s first Black mayor.