Shreveport city attorney submits letter of resignation; last day Aug. 14

Shreveport city attorney submits letter of resignation; last day Aug. 14
Mekisha Smith Creal (Source: Mekisha Smith Creal)

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - Shreveport City Attorney Mekisha Smith Creal has submitted a letter of resignation to Mayor Adrian Perkins this morning.

The letter, dated July 24, 2020, says that her last day in office will be Friday, August 14.

Below is the full text:

Dear Mayor Perkins:
Please know that I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunity to serve the City of Shreveport as City Attorney under your Administration. This experience has allowed me to expand my discipline and utilize my talents in exceptional ways. I have truly grown as an attorney and for that I am grateful. Nevertheless, the time has come for me to return to my first love --- prosecution. I have accepted the charge to continue to serve the people of Caddo Parish as a Special Prosecutor with the Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office.
I ask that you accept this as my formal resignation as City Attorney and my last day in office will be Friday, August 14, 2020. I will be happy to assist with anything you might need to ensure a seamless transition. I pray that the City of Shreveport endures much success under your leadership and I will never forget the opportunity that you and this great City have afforded me.
On a personal note, I wish you the absolute best in your future political endeavors.
Kindest regards,
Mekisha Smith Creal

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