‘Extremely Troubled’: Roanoke Leaders Called for Probe into Parks Director’s Leaked Resignation Letter, Emails Show

“I would like to see us investigate how this information was leaked,” the mayor told Roanoke's city manager.

Members of Roanoke City Council, including Mayor Sherman Lea (third from left), Trish White-Boyd (third from right) and Stephanie Moon Reynolds (right) asked the City Manager to look into the leak of former parks director Michael Clark's resignation letter. PHOTO BY HENRI GENDREAU FOR THE ROANOKE RAMBLER

Roanoke elected leaders privately called for an internal investigation into how The Rambler obtained former parks director Michael Clark’s resignation letter, according to emails the city released in a public records request — after initially not disclosing them.