Heather Bell
Contributing writer

Photo by Heather Bell
Radford Mayor Dr. Bruce Brown (left) is planning to retire from public office at the end of his term this June, while Councilman Keith Marshall is running for the office of mayor. Both men made announcements during Monday’s Radford City Council meeting.

After 16 years as a Radford City Council member and mayor, Dr. Bruce Brown is leaving public office at the end of his term this summer.

Brown announced his retirement at Monday’s city council meeting. His last day in office will be June 30.

“It’s with mixed emotions that I announce I am retiring from public office,” he said, citing a desire for more family time and travel among his reasons for not seeking another term.

“I teach and believe passionately in the concept of servant leader,” he continued. “That’s what motivated me to first run and continue to serve…

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