District 1 City Council Member Anna Eby resigned from her position on the council on Friday.
“With regret, I am announcing my resignation from the Georgetown City Council,” said Eby. “I have unexpectedly had the opportunity to fulfill my dream of moving out to the nonprofit animal sanctuary in north Georgetown that I have built over the last two years. Because I will no longer be living in my district, the City Charter requires me to resign. This was not an easy decision to make, as I had every intention of completing my second term of service on Council. However, despite the timing, moving was ultimately the best decision for me. Serving Georgetown and District 1 has been one of the greatest honors of my life, and I am very grateful to everyone who has supported and encouraged me over the last four years. This job is not easy, but it is very important. Thank you to my colleagues on Council, both past and present, with whom I have had the pleasure of serving. I would also like to recognize and thank City staff for their tireless work on behalf of our community. I urge all Georgetown voters to vote and all current and future council members to continue to prioritize public service founded in nonpartisanship and integrity. Thank you to the voters of District 1 for giving me the opportunity to serve in this role. I look forward to being active in other capacities and continuing to support the Council’s vision for Georgetown.”
Eby was elected to the District 1 city council seat in 2015 and was re-elected in 2018.
“The giving and public servant genes are a large part of Anna Eby’s DNA,” said Mayor Dale Ross. “From her public service on the Georgetown City Council and Georgetown Animal Shelter Board to starting the Blue Moon Sanctuary, an animal rescue organization, Anna’s contributions to her community have been significant. In short, as a result of her hard work and talent, she has left Georgetown a better place than she found it. It has been an honor and privilege to serve with Anna on council and I wish her all the best.”
At the city council meeting on August 6, the city council will review the process to fill the District 1 seat, which will include a special election in November.