By William C. Singleton III
Homewood City Council member Jenifer Champ Wallis has resigned her seat on the council and is relocating to the West Coast.
Wallis, who served in the Ward 4 Place 1 seat, told fellow city officials at the July 14 council meeting she is moving to Los Angeles to practice law. She said she was offered a position with a national law firm there. She has practiced law since 2005 and currently owns Wallis Law Firm.
She said she is moving at the end of the month.
In a message on her Facebook page, Wallis shared her appreciation for living in Homewood and the residents who’ve supported her.
“Thank you all so much for your support and involvement,” she said. “I will always cherish the experience of serving as an elected official but look forward to this next chapter of life.
Homewood is being left in the best hands, and I am excited to watch all of the wonderful things we’ve been planning come to fruition. ”
Wallis was elected to the city council in August 2012.
With Wallis’ resignation, the city council is now taking applications for her replacement. The application deadline is July 25.