City-County Councilor Brown resigns from seat

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Councilor Vernon Brown submitted his resignation today from his position serving on the City-County Council of Indianapolis-Marion County.

The resignation is effective Aug. 1.

Brown began his first term as City-County Councilor more 10 years ago, in January of 2004, and has served on every committee of the City-County Council except for one. As a former Majority Leader, Brown also served on the Committee on Committees, overseeing appointments to committees.

As a full-time employee of the Indianapolis Fire Department, Brown is no longer permitted to seek another term on the Council due to the passage of House Bill 1005, enacting Indiana Code 3-5-9.

Brown will continue to serve in the community and has been slated as a candidate on this year's Democratic ballot for the position of Warren Township Trustee, building on the good works established by his predecessor and friend, Jeff Bennett.

"It has been an honor to serve on the Council for over 10 years, and it is with mixed emotions that I submit my resignation," Brown said in his resignation letter. "I extend a special thanks to all the good people on the far east side in District 18, as it has been an honor to work for and with them. My resignation will give the Democrat Party an opportunity to fill my vacancy with someone who can run for a full-term next year. This early resignation also allows me to devote my full attention to the November election and the goal of becoming the Trustee of Warren."