By Rick Palsgrove
Groveport City Councilman Chad Grashel will resign from council.
“My final council meeting will be on Monday, June 14,” said Grashel. “At that meeting I will provide my formal resignation letter, effective at that time.”
Grashel is resigning because he will be moving outside of the city of Groveport.
“I will be moving to New Albany,” he said.
Grashel was first appointed to council in April 2018 when he filled a seat that became available when former councilman Marvin Stevens resigned in March 2018.
Grashel’s replacement will fill his unexpired term on council, which runs through Dec. 31, 2021.
“It has been a blessing to be part of the Groveport community and an honor to serve the residents on city council,” said Grashel. “When I moved here this community welcomed and embraced me as one of their own. Some of the best people you will find grew up and still live right here in Groveport. For me and my family, calling Groveport home has been a wonderful experience and it is a privilege to get to call ‘Central Ohio’s Hometown’ my adopted hometown.”
Grashel believes Groveport’s future is “extremely bright.”
“It is a healthy community with passionate leadership, starting with Mayor Westcamp, the city council, staff, and police department,” said Grashel. “After growing up in a similar small town I appreciate the emphasis city leadership has placed on keeping the charm that makes the town so special, while looking to the future for ways to make the experience of living here even better.”
According to the Groveport City Charter, Groveport City Council has 30 days from the date of Grashel’s resignation to name his replacement. If council has not named a replacement within 30 days, then Mayor Lance Westcamp has the authority to select someone to fill the seat by appointment.
Council has not yet announced if it will be accepting applications for the open council seat or how it will proceed in selecting Grashel’s replacement.