LAPEL — After nearly two years on the Lapel town council, Noah Bozell has resigned from his position as a member of the five-person board.
Bozell’s resignation was effective Tuesday, Oct. 31.
“I really enjoyed being on the council and serving the community, but I feel right now at this time I’m better served to serve families and the town at the funeral home and not necessarily on the council,” Bozell said.
Bozell joined the town board in 2021 after being appointed to replace Tom Marvel at a Madison County Republican party caucus. He won the election to retain the seat in 2022 and had been serving as the town’s president since early this year.
Along with his time on the Lapel town council, Bozell was on the ballot in the 2020 Republican primary for Madison County coroner. He lost the primary election to Troy Abbott, who later defeated Democrat Danielle Dunnichay-Noone in the November 2020 election.
Bozell owns the Bozell Funeral Home in Lapel along with his father.
He said he resigned to concentrate on the funeral home, his career, and his family.
“The funeral home is my career and my passion, so I really want to focus on that and growth within my career. My family is important as well, and that’s growing, too, so I just want to make sure that I have my priorities intact,” Bozell said. “If I can’t give something 100% I feel like I’m being a disservice to the community, so with everything else going on I feel like I’m best to serve and still be committed to the community at the funeral home.”
Madison County Republican Chairman Russ Willis has set a caucus for 6 p.m. Nov. 16 at Lapel Town Hall, 825 N. Main St., to elect someone to complete the remaining two years of Bozell’s term.
Anyone interested in the position can contact Willis at 765-643-4871.