Roanoke Councilwoman Djuna Osborne resigns

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Roanoke Councilwoman Djuna Osborne announced her resignation Monday.

Osborne became a council member on July 1, 2018. Her term was set to expire Dec. 31, 2022.

“It is with a heavy heart that I tender my resignation as a Roanoke City Council Member. I want to be completely transparent with the residents of Roanoke. Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19 I, along with each of you, have had to make significant adjustments to accommodate the needs of my family. As a result, I am no longer in a position to meet the full obligation of my Council duties while also meeting my new obligation as a full-time stay-at-home mom and educator, along with the ongoing responsibilities of my private practice. I have to focus on my family’s education and health, so I have made the difficult decision to step down as a Roanoke City Council Member effective Sept. 16, 2020, at 5 p.m. I have the deepest respect for my colleagues on Roanoke City Council and am confident that they will work with City Administration to fully discuss options on how to fill the vacancy. I am so incredibly grateful for the two years I have been able to serve the citizens of our City. Thank you for what we have accomplished together, and for your support and understanding.”

Roanoke Councilwoman Djuna Osborne

Osborne’s resignation is effective Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 5 p.m.

A special meeting of the Roanoke City Council will happen Friday, Sept. 19, to discuss filling her vacancy.

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