City council member Nic Greene has submitted his resignation to the city of Sugar Hill, vacating the Post 4 seat he has held since 2020.

Greene, who was re-elected to the council in November, said he and his family plan to move.

“We aren’t happy with the way the current school system in Gwinnett is being run,” he said. “The board of education does not seem to have the best interest of the students or teachers at the top of their priorities. We feel it’s time to move our children to a place where more focus is placed (on) the students.”

Greene owns Nicholas Greene Agency and Financial Services, an agency with Farmers Insurance near downtown Sugar Hill, and he plans to maintain his business location.

Greene previously served as the first president of the Sugar Hill Business Alliance and was appointed to the Downtown Development Authority in 2014, serving as its vice chairman until his bid for an open city council seat in 2020.

Plans for a special election to fill Greene’s seat are moving forward with a voting item coming before the mayor and council during a called meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, at Sugar Hill City Hall. If approved, a special election would be held Tuesday, March 15. Qualifying for the election would run from Monday, Jan. 31, through Wednesday, Feb. 2, and the qualifying fee would be set at $108.

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