ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) Roanoke City Council member David Trinkle announced Thursday he will not seek re-election in the spring of 2018.
Trinkle has been serving the City of Roanoke for 12 years.
“I am deeply grateful to the many people who have supported my service to Roanoke over the years and who continue to encourage me in my decision to tackle new challenges,” Trinkle said in a statement sent to WDBJ7. “We are at a pivotal moment where we don't want the progress and excitement to stall. I believe new leadership with new thoughts and voices combined with experienced leadership that has shown stability and excellent vision will be critical for the next phase of Roanoke's journey.”