City of Yellowknife Mayor Mark Heyck has chosen to not seek a re-election.

Heyck announced the decision through a statement, via Twitter.

The decision comes after several months of controversy surrounding the City, including a very public battle with City Councillor Niels Konge, as well as the recent MED scandal.

In the statement, Heyck highlighted his accomplishments during his time in office. He thanked his peers and co-workers and says he’s looking forward to future endeavors.