COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A long-time Columbus City Council member has stepped down.
Berry 'Skip' Henderson had a short farewell at Tuesday's city council meeting. Henderson plans to run for mayor and resigning now to allow more time to elect his replacement.
Henderson says he would have resigned by Feb. 19, but with Tuesday being the last business meeting, he wanted to go ahead and make it official.
"I'm trying to make sure that the services are delivered to the citizens as they have always been. It's becoming more and more challenging. Our revenues ever since the recession of 2008 have been tougher and tougher to keep consistent. We lost a lot of money on investments just like every American did," says Henderson.
Henderson has served on the city council for 21 years and is resigning two years before his term would have ended.