Washington State Parks Director Peter Mayer is resigning from his post roughly seven months after being appointed.

His resignation comes after the Parks and Recreation Commission held a special meeting over complaints against a "public officer or employee."

The commission has not specified who the complaint is against, but in a later statement said Mayer has resigned voluntarily based on the best interest of his family.

The commission also said Mayer is stepping down to pursue other opportunities closer to his new home.

It's named current assistant director Peter Herzog as interim director while a search for a new director takes place.

The commission said its special meeting was held to determine if it "needs to prescribe additional measures and for the executive committee to seek additional directions or delegations from the commission as needed."

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