Noblesville Common Councilor Roy Johnson announced Jan. 4 that he will not seek re-election, but will retire from the Noblesville Common Council at the end of his current, third term. His last day of service will be Dec. 31, 2019.
Johnson, who served as president of the Noblesville Common Council in 2010 and 2013, has also served on nearly every council committee.
Johnson released the following statement:
“It has been a tremendous honor to have been trusted to represent District 1 and all of Noblesville for three terms. During my time of service, the administration, with the support of all the city departments, has boldly moved Noblesville from a third tier city to a second tier city…with a focus on maintaining and enhancing our hometown, downtown appeal, while at the same time moving us unabashedly into the future … competing for, and winning, many high-profile projects … at the same time helping smaller, local businesses further their success. We have demonstrably added to the Noblesville quality-of-life factors with exciting new parks. We have expanded our wonderful trails system and recognize and have contributed to the historical importance of our downtown. It has been a pleasure to have been a small part of such an exciting time in Noblesville history.
“For those who follow in my footsteps, I encourage you to avoid the temptations of personal preferences, personal agendas and self-importance. Indeed, embrace your selection to the Noblesville Common Council with one thought in mind while researching, debating and making your decisions, (asking) ‘I am here to serve. What is the best decision for the citizens of Noblesville?’
“My time on the Noblesville Common Council has been a time to give back, a time of service to the community that has been so generous to my family. Thank you, Noblesville.”
No other candidates have announced their intention to run for the District 1 council seat in the May Primary Elections.