A longtime Conejo Valley civic leader announced that he’s resigning from the Thousand Oaks City Council immediately, because of health issues.
Thomas Glancy has been a councilman since 2005, and before than served six years on the city’s planning commission. He was the city’s mayor in 2009.
The retired Navy captain has lived in Thousand Oaks for more than three decades, volunteering for groups like the Conejo Valley Days Committee, and the YMCA.
In a written statement, he said he was resigning with deep sorrow, but that he needs to focus his efforts on his health, and his family.
The seat is up for election this year, but there’s no word yet on how the council will handle the immediate vacancy. The city filled a vacancy created by the resignation of another councilman who also left office earlier this year due to health issues by appointment, but that created some controversy, with some saying there should have been a special election.