Indianapolis Animal Care and Control Chief Amber Myers submitted her resignation late Monday and will depart the agency Sept. 14, a spokesman confirmed to The Indianapolis Star.
While the spokesman provided no further information, Myers reportedly is engaged to former Indianapolis Public Safety Director Frank Straub -- who was named police chief in Spokane, Wash., last week. Their relationship wasn’t publicly known in Indianapolis. But last week, a Spokane TV news report showed Straub arriving at the airport before the announcement with Myers at his side. The reporter referred to her as Straub's fiancée.
Several times in recent days, The Star asked Myers and ACC spokesman Adam Garrett about Myers’ engagement and to address whether Myers planned to stay at the agency.
Each time, both declined to discuss those issues or Myers’ status at ACC. Neither disputed the Spokane TV report.
Garrett sent a brief email Monday night that said Myers had resigned.
Interestingly, Myers isn't the only woman Straub supervised that he had been romantically linked during his tumultuous tenure in Indianapolis according to gossip circulating around the City-County Building. No wonder he had his own personal shower installed in his suite of offices as part of a costly remodeling project he demanded be undertaken to make his accommodations more pleasing for his personal tastes. Straub told the Star that the city had no policy that prohibited him from having a sexual relationship with employees he supervised. Murray reports that Straub recoiled when asked about his relationship with Myers. “I’m not commenting on my personal life,” he said.