Council Member Hite Announces Intended Resignation:
Radford VA-City Council Member Forrest Hite announced his planned resignation from the council ending his four-year term early. Councilman Hite will have served two years of his four-year term at the time of his resignation, with his formal letter of resignation to be submitted in early July. Hite stated in his announcement that he and his family plan to move to Huntsville, Alabama to be closer to family.
During his tenure on Council, Hite is most proud of Council’s emphasis and focus on economic development and making Radford an attractive, tenable location for businesses to come and to stay; Council’s attempts to navigate the early days of the pandemic in an intentional, even-handed, and reasonable way; and his service on the Board of Directors of the NRVCS, who do such important work for our community.
Mayor Horton stated, “We are thankful for Mr. Hite's service and wish him, his wife, and their growing family well on their new journey together. We appreciate his willingness to serve the Citizens of Radford over the past two years.”
Council Member Hite stated, “I still love Radford and her people and hope for nothing but the best for the River City's future. I am tremendously grateful for the 12 years that I've called Radford home, and Tatiana and I are both thankful for the kindness and support we've been shown especially in the last 3+ years from so many of you in Radford and throughout the 12th District.”