Later this month, Springfield will have an acting corporation counsel in John Mehlick, according to an announcement from Mayor Mike Houston.
The letter says that with Mehlick's experience as assistant state's attorney, an associate judge and his time in private practice he will be "perfect for leading the city's team of lawyers."
In the letter, Mehlick is quoted saying he understands the "challenges in this period-of-transition and will use all my years of experience to provide Springfield with the exemplary representation it deserves.”
The Springfield native will replace Mark Cullen August 15th.
Cullen, whose resignation kicks in at the end of the month, resigned after media reports revealed he was involved in the decision to prematurely shred Springfield Police Department internal affairs files.