Farmington city council member Bill Galvin on Thursday announced that he will leave office after the Monday, December 16 council meeting.
Galvin explained the move in a social media post: “After much serious consideration I have concluded that my community service will be best served by spending more time focused on our parents and families.”
He said the timing of his departure had to do with the major decisions facing council members in the coming year, and “will allow time for thoughtful consideration and preparation of a successor for the remainder of my term.”
Originally appointed to council in September of 2011, Galvin won 4-year council terms in 2013 and 2017. His current term expires in 2021.
Under the Farmington city charter, council vacancies must be filled by appointment within 60 days. If that doesn’t happen, voters would fill the vacancy during the next available special or general election.
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