Council member Kimberly Muzik has resigned her seat on the Indian Wells City Council effective May 31, 2022. Council member Muzik has been a valuable and dedicated public servant for the City of Indian Wells since being elected to Council in 2016 and serving as Mayor from December 2017 through December 2018.

“It is with a heavy heart and sadness that I resign my seat on the City Council as I will no longer have my primary residence in our beautiful City of Indian Wells,” said Council member Muzik. “Serving the community for the past 5 ½ years has been an honor and privilege. It is with the utmost respect and gratitude that I was given the opportunity to collaborate and work with the Council, City Manager, Staff, and residents of Indian Wells. I’m hopeful our work on critical issues made a difference for the great City of Indian Wells.”

The Indian Wells City Council plans to hold a preliminary discussion about filling the Council seat at its next meeting, which will be May 19. Under state law, the Council may appoint a replacement or hold a special election. Council must decide how to fill the seat within 60 days of the seat becoming vacant. In either case, the new council member will be appointed until the November ballot election.

In commenting on the resignation, Mayor Dana Reed said “Council member Muzik has helped our city through many ups and downs. I’m appreciative of her contributions and wish her nothing but the best in the future.”