The Mills Town Council accepted the resignation of Mayor Marrolyce Wilson and promoted a council member as interim mayor on Friday.

Council President Seth Coleman will serve as the interim mayor, office Clerk Christine Trumbull said.


Tuesday, Wilson announced she would submit her resignation effective Thursday.

She has been one of the people at the center of an embezzlement scandal involving the former town Treasurer and Clerk Lisa Whetstone, who is scheduled to go on trial Feb. 13 for allegedly embezzling more than $64,000 in town funds. Whetstone has pleaded not guilty to one count of grand theft, and one count of failing as a public servant to account for, deliver and pay over property received by virtue of the office.

A Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation agent wrote in an affidavit that Wilson told town employees to not cooperate with the Whetstone investigation.

She flatly denied that assertion.

It is unknown whether Wilson's resignation is related to the Whetstone case.

In other Mills Town Council developments, Trumbull said Councilwoman Ruth Pitts is now the council president.

Councilman Cecil Engels has put in his resignation. Another councilman, Gary Edds, resigned recently, she said.

The other council member is Sara McCarthy.