City Councilman Kevin Kellems announced at Tuesday's City Council meeting he will resign at the end of the month.

The first-term at-large representative for the Council said he no longer felt he could meet the time commitment needed for the job.

Kellems said a family situation arose and he also hopes to grow his small business, The Strategy Center LLC.

He said he hoped to be involved in regional economic development in the future, which he said could lead to "potential conflict of interest."

Kellems said he would turn in an official resignation letter today.

Though he won't be an elected official, Kellems said he still plans on attending meetings when he can and attempt to better the community.

"It's possible I may be more effective on that side of the podium than on this one," Kellems said from his seat in Council chambers.

Mindy McGee, head of the Jefferson County Republican Party said Republicans will caucus at 10 a.m. May 31 to name a replacement. Republicans interested in filling the position must live in one of the Madison city precincts and send a written letter of interest to the Jefferson County Republican Party, PO Box 445, Madison, IN 47250. Letters must be received before May 28 to be considered.