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For the week of December 13 through 19, 2000

Councilwoman to resign

Express Staff Writer

Jennifer Hazard DavisHailey City Councilwoman Jennifer Hazard Davis announced Monday she would be leaving office one year early.

Davis, who has served three years of a four-year term, said growing business and family responsibilities had made it difficult for her to continue in office.

"I wanted to do the council job justice because it is such an important job. But it requires a great deal of energy and time, and I was running out of both," Davis said during Monday night’s council meeting.

Hailey Mayor Brad Siemer said he was going to miss her and her civility and honesty.

"She brought good concerns like downtown Hailey business and Hailey’s young people, and she made sure the council was aware of issues in these areas.

"She came into office not knowing many of the technicalities of the office, but she was a quick study and learned fast."

Fellow council member Rick Davis said it had been "a real pleasure working with her for the last year." He commended her for always being prepared.

Hazard Davis has been with North & Co. since 1991 and is currently the store’s manager. She said the business recently expanded into shoe sales with the opening of Shoe Fly in Hailey’s Alturas Plaza.

In addition to increased business responsibility, Davis and her husband now have increased family responsibility with the adoption of a daughter who is now one year old.

Hailey city clerk Heather Dawson said it is now up to Siemer to name a replacement and to the council to ratify his choice.

That, she said, will take place at a Jan. 6 council meeting. Davis’s last day as a councilwoman is Dec. 31.

When asked if she would return to politics one day, she said, "You never know."


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