Greenville Mayor David Dreiling is stepping aside following a diagnosis of a brain tumor. He made the announcement at a special meeting on Saturday.
While he is not resigning, Dreiling has transferred his mayoral duties to Mayor Pro Tem Jerry Ransom. According to the city charter, Ransom can execute mayoral duties until the end of Dreiling’s term, in 2019.
If Dreiling recovers and wants to return to the mayor’s seat, he can. He told the Herald-Banner that if he’s well enough in time, he’d likely do so.