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Caleb Grant resigns from Roswell City Council

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Caleb Grant, speaking at 2018 forum during a Roswell City Council re-election bid. (File Photo)

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Local businessman Caleb Grant has announced his resignation from the Roswell City Council, effective Wednesday.

The Ward 2 councilor has been in office since March 2014. He has been chair of the council’s Finance Committee and a member of the Infrastructure Committee.

“My family and I had an opportunity and we are no longer going to be living in Ward 2, so that no longer makes me eligible to stay on the council,” he said.

He explained that “personal decisions for him and his family” have prompted them to move this month outside the city limits, although they will remain in Chaves County.

His family includes wife, Emily, and two sons, Hudson, 8, and Jacob, 5.

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The Roswell native and partner in the Farm Bureau Financial Services agency on North Main Street added that nothing will change regarding his professional work or the business.

His community service includes acting as co-chair, along with his business partners, of the United Way of Chaves County annual fundraising campaign and being an active member of the Chaves County Republican Party, a group he chaired in 2017 and 2018.

“It was a hard decision. I have really enjoyed my time serving Ward 2 and being on the council and trying to change the way the city has functioned in years past,” he said. “So, you know, it was a hard decision, but I think that I have kind of done what I can do at this point. And it is the best situation for me and my family, and look forward to seeing what the city continues to push forward, too.”

Mayor Dennis Kintigh said that, by state statute, he is required to present a nominee to the governing body, which must approve the person to serve. Whomever is selected will be appointed until the end of Grant’s term, which is March 2022.

Kintigh said that he intends to present a nominee for consideration by the Jan. 9 council meeting.

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Lisa Dunlap is a general assignment reporter for the Roswell Daily Record.