Gallaway announces resignation from city council
SIDNEY -- Sidney City Council Vice Mayor Roger Gallaway announced Tuesday he will be resigning from the Sidney City Council.
He said he expects his last meeting to be the end of June.
Earlier this year, he resigned his position with the Sidney School District. His last council meeting will be June 27 or into July. He said it depends on ESU training he has to do.
"Most of you know I opted to take the early retirement from public school, and take advantage of the pension with that," Gallaway said near the end of the city council meeting Tuesday. "But I've also accepted a job with David City Aquinas, a private school. The main reason for considering that was it puts me about an hour an 40 minutes away from my son and his two boys. As they're getting older, and getting involved in activities, it just became too much to pass up.
He recently resigned as the Sidney High School as a teacher in business and computers, as well as serving as one of the district's technology facilitators. He was also an assistant coach for track.
He served as the project coordinator for the school district in the development of its fiber optic, wide area network between all buildings, working as a liaison between the city, the school, and the various vendors.
His community service has consisted of serving on the Sidney Planning Commission, the Sidney Housing Authority, and as City Councilman in 2012. He has also served as Vice President of the American Legion Baseball Board, the Board of Directors for Way Out West Community Theater, Cheyenne County Technology Committee, and coaching local youth at all levels: T-ball, Little League, girls softball, Babe Ruth, American Legion baseball and football.
He has three children, Stephanie, John, and Rachael, and enjoys current events, history, all sports, movies, theater, and motorcycles.
He has been on the City Council since March of 2013, mayor and currently as vice-mayor.