Nelsonville council member Doug Childs resigns

Doug Childs resigned from Nelsonville City Council Tuesday night.

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NELSONVILLE, Ohio — Nelsonville City Council member Doug Childs has resigned effective immediately from his position.

Childs turned in his letter of resignation via email Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., according to a copy provided by the city. In his email, Childs stated, “For personal reasons I am no longer available to conduct myself as an effective member of council.”


Childs was absent from Tuesday night’s special meeting. Neither Childs nor city council president Tony Dunfee could be reached for comment by press time. 

At the time of publication, the city had not released an official statement on Childs’ resignation or the additional vacancy. 

The council now has three open seats: Childs’ resignation is the latest in a string of resignations on Nelsonville City Council, following the resignations of council members Justin Booth and Cory W. Taylor

The city administration has also seen a number of resignations, including former City Manager Scott Frank, former Nelsonville Police Department Chief (now Meigs County Sheriff) Scott Fitch and at least two other NPD officers: K.J. Tracy and Troy Smith, who’ve also left to join the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office.

WOUB reported that the council unanimously appointed Childs in June 2022.

Letters of interest for the vacant council seats may be sent to Council President Tony Dunfee at or Clerk of Council Susan Harmony at

Nelsonville City Council meets every other Monday of each month. Its next regular meeting will be Monday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in Nelsonville City Council Chambers, 211 Lake Hope Drive. Meetings are also livestreamed on YouTube. Find more at

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