With two children under the age of two, and a demanding career as an attorney, Bowling Green City Commissioner Mark Alcott has decided not to run for a second term.
"This was a really tough decision. I've enjoyed the opportunity to serve the community and I look forward to another year doing so."
Alcott says he likes the job, but wants to spend more time at home with his family.
He says he feels the Commission has made a lot of progress over the past year and he's enjoyed the teamwork atmosphere that has developed between them.
"We've had healthy discussions, we don't always agree, but we make decisions and move forward as a community."
Fellow Commissioners "Slim" Nash and Delaine Simpson plan to run again, but Brian Strow is still undecided.
In the meantime, Alcott encourages others to run for the open seat.
"We need good, quality people to step up and consider serving in this capacity."