The Fremont City Council has accepted the resignation of Mark Danaj, who had served as city manager for 18 months.

Mark Danaj resigned this week as Fremont’s city manager. (Photo courtesy of Mark Danaj/Twitter)

Danaj’s resignation took effect Thursday. He told the council, “It has been my honor to serve the City Council, employees, and residents of Fremont,” according to a city-issued news release.

“I’d like to thank Mark Danaj for his dedicated service to the Fremont community and leadership as our City Manager over the last three years, as well as during his previous years as Assistant City Manager,” said Mayor Lily Mei.

“Mark has led the City through several major milestones this past 18 months as we navigated through an unprecedented historical pandemic. Through its strong leadership team, Fremont is well positioned to move forward and maintain its track record of stability,” the mayor said. “I wish Mark all the best.”

There was no immediate information on Danaj’s future plans.

The council appointed Brian Stott, assistant city manager, to fill Danaj’s position until further notice.