Councilor Mary Sue Rowland has resigned from her at-large seat on the Noblesville Common Council.
Rowland served as Noblesville’s mayor for two terms, from 1988 to 1996. She sat on the council for two terms prior to her current term. She was re-elected in 2015, retaking office in 2016.
“This morning (Sept. 17), Councilor Mary Sue Rowland informed me of her intent to resign, effective immediately, from the Noblesville Common Council,” Noblesville Common Council Chris Jensen said in a statement. “The City of Noblesville owes a debt of gratitude to Mary Sue Rowland. We did not always agree, but I always knew where Mary Sue stood, and I never doubted her love for her city. She is a fierce champion for our crown jewel, downtown Noblesville. She has made me a better public official. I will miss her on the council, but she assured me she will not stop advocating for Noblesville.”
A caucus will be held to replace Rowland, whose term was set to end in December 2019.
“The republican party chairman has 30 days to call a caucus, and because (Rowland) is an at-large member on the council, all precinct committee chairs will vote in the caucus,” Jensen told Current.