In absentia, Ward Four Council Member Lindsay McDaniel had Mayor Matt Santini read a letter at Thursday night’s City Council Meeting.

April 20, 2017

Honorable Mayor and Council:

After several discussions with my family, I have decided to submit this letter of resignation from the Cartersville City Council, effective June 1, 2017. I feel that this decision is in the best interest for all, and will allow me to focus more on some personal matters that have taken priority. I will always cherish the friendships we have established over the last 13 plus years, and being a part of the decision making process for the city will also be missed. However, I am confident that my replacement will make an immediate positive impact once appointed.

Please understand that I am thankful and grateful for having had this opportunity, and the city of Cartersville is in good hands under your direction and leadership. I look forward to seeing many of your future accomplishments, and remember I am only a phone call away.


Lindsey McDaniel Jr.

The City of Cartersville is seeking applications from citizens interested in serving the unexpired term, which expires on December 31, 2019. Ward Four can be found on the map on this link: Cartersville Ward Map

Information can be found on and the application can be found on The information and application can also be picked up at the City Clerk’s office.

The application is due by noon on May 12th, a decision is likely on May 18th, and the new council member is likely to be sworn in on June 1st.