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Davis is latest to resign from Muncie City Council

By Stephanie Wiechmann, IPR News | Published on in Government, Local News, Politics
Anitra Davis was elected in 2019. (Photo: Anitra Davis on Facebook)

A Democrat on the Muncie City Council is resigning her post for a new job.  As IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports, it’s the fourth resignation from the council in the last few years.

Anitra Davis represented the city’s sixth district.  She says a new job won’t give her the time to serve on the elected board.  In her resignation at Monday night’s council meeting, she thanked the Muncie citizens.

“Every email, every phone call, and every conversation that I’ve had with you all about the neighbors, neighborhoods, and more, will always stay on my mind.  Your needs were my needs. And I know that I fought hard to remedy or help in some kind of way.”

Davis is a lifelong resident of Muncie.  After running for office for several years, she was elected to the council in 2019.

In her resignation, Davis praised neighborhood leaders for their work for the city, and asked them to keep up with the current council.

Davis’s replacement will be chosen by local Democrat precinct committee members.  She is the fourth member to leave the council since November 2020.  One council member resigned to take the city’s Deputy Major job, one resigned to take a local, demanding job, and one retired.