Plymouth City Council Member Nick Roehl Announces Move, Plans to Step Down
Plymouth City Council member Nick Roehl announced his resignation at this week’s meeting, which means voters will fill three open seats on the council in this year’s election.
Roehl announced he will be stepping down in August, when he moves out of the city. Roehl is in his first term, which expires at the end of the year.
When Roehl announced his resignation, he took a moment to share that he believes the different perspectives on city council are a good thing.
“With people scattered throughout the political spectrum, no one ever really gets what they want, but the city of Plymouth gets what they need,” said Roehl. “It’s about people bringing ideas together, strong opinions and even strong ideas and coming together and meeting in the middle, coming to a conclusion that fits everyone’s needs.”
The city council will decide next steps for filling the open seat at the next council meeting on Aug. 16.
Roehl’s seat was set to expire in December, along with two other seats that are occupied by members who have said on record that they are not running for re-election. Ned Carroll is running for a seat in the state legislature and Jim Prom says he’s not running for re-election.
Mayor Jeff Wosje has already announced he will run for re-election.
The filing period ends Aug. 16.