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NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — Noblesville Councilor Mary Sue Rowland resigned Monday morning, according to Chris Jensen, Common Council President.

Her resignation is effective immediately.

Jensen did not explain why Rowland chose to leave the Council but said the city of Noblesville owes her “a debt of gratitude.”

“We did not always agree, but I always knew where Mary Sue stood and I never doubted her love for her city.  She is a fierce champion for our crown jewel, downtown Noblesville.  She has made me a better public official.  I will miss her on the council, but she assured me she will not stop advocating for Noblesville,” Jensen said.

Rowland served three terms on the Common Council and was Mayor of Noblesville from 1988 – 1996.

Mayor John Ditslear said the impact of Rowland’s decades of service can be seen throughout the city.

“Mrs. Rowland’s impact can be seen through numerous projects and initiatives including the creation of the Arts Commission and Shakespeare in the Park, Logan Street extension from Indiana 19 to River Avenue and restoring the former post office into the Public Safety Building on Maple Avenue,” Ditslear said in a statement. “We wish her the best, and will continue the many efforts she has contributed to over the years as a servant leader.”

(Photo from Mary Sue Rowland/