Celina City Council Member Tony Griggs has resigned, according to a Sept. 14 city news release.

What happened?

Griggs’ resignation is due to personal life changes and a move out of Texas, according to the news release.

A letter submitted to Mayor Ryan Tubbs from Griggs was included in the news release, where Griggs said he has “thoroughly enjoyed serving in this capacity.”

“The sacred trust that our voters extended to me to lead in this capacity is among the highest honors in my life,” Griggs said.

Griggs was first elected to his Place 6 seat in 2022, according to the news release. Prior to that, he served as Celina’s chief of police from 2016-2020.

What they are saying

“I want to wish Councilman Griggs our very best as he begins his next journey with his family and business. ... His service to the city, no matter the role, is appreciated and should be remembered for years to come," Tubbs said in the news release.

What comes next?

The city has 120 days to schedule a special election to fill Griggs’ seat, Communications Director Joe Monaco said.

An election date is expected to be announced at council’s Oct. 10 meeting, Monaco said.