Dear citizens of Homewood,
At the end of this term, I will have served the City of Homewood for eightyears. For almost three years, I have had the honor of being president of the council. Now, my family must come first. This last year has been unusually challenging for us personally. I feel that I need to be with my children during these pivotal years. This is a special time in their lives as they continue to grow, mature and become more involved both in and outside of school. I don’t want to miss a minute!
I became involved in the city to provide an example of service and commitment for my children and to give to my community; that lesson has been well learned. Now that my children are older, we will find new adventures to explore together. Therefore,
president I have decided that I will not run for reelection in August.
It is very difficult for me to step down; however, I recognize that I have been fortunate during my tenure. I have seen several projects very dear to me completed—and others that I am eager to see finalized are now far enough in process that I am certain the future council will shepherd them to completion.
I look forward to serving my last five months and I will miss my colleagues on the council, the constituents and the wonderful employees of the city—all of whom have been important in my life and given me a deep appreciation of teamwork and friendship.