On Monday, December 4, 2017, I will advise The Corporate Authorities of The City of Marion, Illinois I will retire from the office of Mayor of The City of Marion, Illinois effective January 31, 2018.

Deterioration of my hearing has progressed to the point carrying out the duties of the office in satisfactory fashion is impaired.

In good conscience, I believe this step serves the best interest of The City of
Marion and its citizens.

Dated: December 1, 2017

Robert L. Butler

Mayor of Marion