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Saturday, April 20, 2024

Longtime Councilman Resigns


Longtime Greenwood City Council member, Daniel McDaniel, tendered his letter of resignation on Thursday, March 28.

McDaniel who served in Ward 1, Position 1, was first elected in 2000. He ran unopposed in his current term. McDaniel also served on the water committee as an appointed member following the passing of Trey Burgess.

McDaniel’s crowning achievement while on the council was seeing the Cuthbert Bridge Project through, from start to finish.

Mayor and City Council,
We’ve probably all heard the saying, “you’re either part of solution or part of the part of the problem”.   In whatever endeavor that I’m involved I’ve always tried to be part of the solution, tried to be helpful and serve a cause greater than myself.    
It has never been my desire to be a politician nor seek any higher elected office, and I certainly have no desire to create enemies or be part of the problem, nor deal with the frustration and stress of wasting time trying to fix things that I’m not capable of fixing.
We all know that it’s impossible to please everyone no matter what you do, I realize that I have stepped on some toes over the years and have frustrated some folks along the way, some because of childish and selfish reasons, some because they felt threatened and became defensive and some simply for political reasons.   If I have offended anyone it wasn’t intentional, and I offer my apologies.
Having said all of that, I submit my resignation from the Greenwood City Council Ward 1, Position 1 seat, effective immediately.
I wish you all the best!

A.C.A. § 14-42-103 provides that vacancies in municipal offices that are authorized by state law to be filled by appointment by the city or town governing body shall require a majority vote of the remaining members of the governing body.
A.C.A. § 14-43-411(a) provides that whenever a vacancy shall occur, for any reason, in the office of alderman in any city of the first class having a population of less than 20,000, at the first regular meeting after the occurrence of the vacancy, the city council shall proceed to elect by a majority vote of the remaining members elected to the council an alderman to serve for the unexpired term. At least a quorum of the whole number of the city council is required in order to fill the vacancy. The person elected by the council must reside in the ward where the vacancy occurs at the time of the vacancy.

**Editor’s note: It has been a tremendous pleasure to work with Alderman McDaniel. I have witnessed firsthand his commitment to the people of this community. He adhered to his convictions, even when that meant his vote would be an unpopular one. It was truly an honor to report on the project that will undoubtedly be a part of his legacy, the Cuthbert Bridge. Thank you, Daniel McDaniel, for your years of selfless service, and for your dedication to the people in the City of Greenwood.

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