Wendy Fisher

Fisher resigns after short, stormy council term

By: 
Scott Sullivan, Editor

Wendy Wise Fisher—who complained in her blog about bullying by the Saugatuck City Council and staff and continues to criticize both—has resigned from council after a short, stormy tenure.

“I want to thank the citizens of Saugatuck that voted for me and supported me during my five months on council,” Fisher wrote city officials and media in a March 22 email.

“Unfortunately personal and business commitments prevent me from continuing,” she said.

Fisher, the 53-year-old owner of Wendy Wise Originals, a downtown jewelry design studio and gallery, was elected Nov. 5 with a stated goal “to identify and implement responsible, practical, progressive and positive solutions to the critical issues of the community through open communication and active involvement with the residents and merchants.”

She outpolled 86-year-old incumbent Henry Van Singel for one of three available two-year seats on the council, 251 to 211. Jeff Spangler (311 votes) and Mayor Bill Hess (267) were re-elected.

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