A Jonesboro Alderman is stepping down from the city council. Darrel Dover was recognized by Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin for years of service on the council. Dover was elected to the council in 2003. He tells KASU news he has enjoyed his time of service on the council.
“This is bittersweet for me because there are a lot of great people that I have had the pleasure of serving with while I have been on the council,” says Dover. “When I got on the council, there were about 5 of 6 of us that wanted to make sure that city government was transparent and that people could come before the council and voice any concerns that they had. I think we saw that tonight.”
Dover says he expects great things from Jonesboro in the future.
“Jonesboro is a blessed city, in that there are many various economic engines that drive this city and the growth is unbelievable. I thank the citizens for allowing me to serve in such a great city.”
Dover represented Ward 5, Position 1. His seat will remain vacant until it is appointed by the full council. City Clerk Donna Jackson says the Nominating and Rules committee will have to call a special meeting to open up a period of time to accept applications from residents who live in Ward 5. Once all applications are turned in, the full city council will appoint a replacement to fill the rest of Dover’s term, which expires December 31, 2018. Dover is leaving Jonesboro and will move to Bentonville with his wife to spend more time with their grandchildren.