STOW, Ohio -- A new leader will soon take over in Stow as Mayor Sara Kline has resigned to accept a new full-time job with Cuyahoga Falls as Superintendent of Parks.

Mayor Kline issued the following statement Friday: “It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the City of Stow in elected office, first on City Council and then as Mayor. I treasure my time with Stow and will always look at these 12 1/2 years as among the highlights of my career. I am so proud to have been associated with the women and men who are employees of the City of Stow. Any success my Administration has had is directly because of their dedication, commitment and service.”

Her resignation takes effect Sunday, May 13. City Council will install an interim mayor until a new person is elected into office.

The City of Cuyahoga Falls is experiencing a rebirth and is in the midst of many progressive and creative projects,” Mayor Kline says. “I am very excited to become part of their team as the Superintendent of Parks and look forward to working with Mayor Walters and the entire Administration.”

Mayor Kline was sworn in as Stow’s Mayor on January 2, 2012. Mayor Kline served six years on Stow City Council before being elected Mayor.

Following confirmation of her appointment to the position of Superintendent of Parks by the City of Cuyahoga Falls Parks Board yesterday, Stow Mayor Sara Kline has announced she has formally accepted the job and will be resigning her position as the Mayor to work full time for the City of Cuyahoga Falls.