Gahanna city administrator Jennifer Teal has announced her resignation effective Dec. 31.

Teal, who began her career with the city in 2009 as the deputy finance director, said she intends to pursue other interests.

She served as interim finance director after the departure of previous director Angel Mumma.

Teal was named finance director in 2012 and assistant city administrator/finance director in 2014.

Mayor Tom Kneeland promoted her to city administrator in 2016.

Under Kneeland’s leadership, Teal helped to implement a number of citywide initiatives, including the GoForward Gahanna strategic plan.

“We wish Jennifer all the best in her new endeavors,” Kneeland said. “And we look forward to carrying on many of the programs that she was able to get started during her tenure here.”

Gahanna will begin recruitment efforts to fill the position in the first quarter of 2018.