Montgomery City Council Member John Bickford resigns

Former Council Member John Bickford receives a plaque from Mayor Sara Countryman in recognition of his service to the city. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
Former Council Member John Bickford receives a plaque from Mayor Sara Countryman in recognition of his service to the city. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)

Former Council Member John Bickford receives a plaque from Mayor Sara Countryman in recognition of his service to the city. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)

Montgomery City Council Member John Bickford resigned to move to Huntsville at the council’s Feb. 11 meeting.



Bickford, who has served on the council since 2011, said in his resignation letter he and his wife will be selling their Montgomery home soon to “start a new chapter in our lives.”



“To even begin to try to sum up the challenges, joys, accomplishments and experiences I’ve had over the last seven or eight years on City Council would be impossible,” Bickford said. “It has been an amazing experience for me, one that I will certainly never forget.”



Mayor Sara Countryman presented Bickford with a plaque to recognize his service to the city. Because Bickford’s term as a council member does not expire until May 2021, the council approved a special election for May 2 to find a council member to serve the rest of Bickford’s term.



Council also approved the creation of a municipal utility district for approximately 44 acres owned by Phillip and Holly Leferve, the developers in charge of the Lake Creek Village neighborhood with homes along Abner Lane, Dudley Road and Racetrack Lane.



The next Montgomery City Council meeting is Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. at 101 Old Plantersville Road, Montgomery.

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By Andy Li

Originally from Boone, North Carolina, Andy Li is a graduate of East Carolina University with degrees in Communication with a concentration in journalism and Political Science. While in school, he worked as a performing arts reporter, news, arts and copy editor and a columnist at the campus newspaper, The East Carolinian. He also had the privilege to work with NPR’s Next Generation Radio, a project for student journalists exploring radio news. Moving to Houston in May 2019, he now covers the Conroe Independent School District, Montgomery City Council and transportation.


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