Warren County Commissioner Melissa Yancy has resigned. Her seat on the commission for the 5th District will be up for grabs in the upcoming election.
According to her resignation letter, Yancy’s last day was March 29. She has served since November 2010 and was elected to fill the seat left by her late husband, Bill Yancy.
She is retiring from the school system and will be relocating closer to family.
“I have enjoyed serving the people of Warren County in the 5th District,” said Yancy. “I was proud to carry on the work of my late husband, Bill Yancy. However, I will soon be retiring from the school system, selling my house and farm, and moving to North Carolina to be near my daughter, her husband and my granddaughter. I need to spend time getting ready for this big move.”
Yancy is currently in the second year of a four-year term. County Executive Herschel Wells says the decision could be made to fill her seat until the upcoming election. However, that individual will have to run for election in August to keep the seat.
The term officially ends in August, 2018, meaning whomever fills her space on the commission will have to run for re-election at that time.
Yancy’s resignation must be accepted by the full Warren County Commission. It is on the agenda for April 18.