Ward 4 Hilliard City Councilwoman Kim Allison says she will vacate her seat effective May 31.

Ward 4 Hilliard City Councilwoman Kim Allison says she will vacate her seat effective May 31.

Allison was appointed to council in June 2005 to fill the unexpired term of Susan Bogan, who stepped down with six months remaining on her term because of family commitments. Allison then was elected in November 2005 to a four-year term. That term expires in December.

Allison announced earlier this year that she would not seek re-election because of "family and personal commitments."

Hilliard Law Director Pam Fox said the city charter calls for council to fill the vacant seat within 45 days. If it fails to do so, the city council president has an additional 10 days to make the appointment.

Allison announced her resignation in a letter addressed to council President Brett Sciotto.

Allison currently serves as chairwoman of the Safety and Legal Affairs Committee and spearheaded council's Charter Review Working Group.

"Work and family commitments made it necessary to end my service on council," Allison said. "It has been a truly great honor serving the citizens of Hilliard."

Sciotto praised Allison for her service to the community.

"Kim added valuable insight, wisdom and leadership to our council team," Sciotto said. "She will be greatly missed. We wish her and her family well."

Mayor Don Schonhardt said he enjoyed working with Allison.

"Over the past several years I have found Kim to be someone who considers all sides of an issue, works diligently to support and strengthen her community and who truly understands and practices the concept of service above self," Schonhardt said. "Kim will be missed by all who had the pleasure of working with her."

Allison is an attorney and a manager for PricewaterhouseCoopers. She is a graduate of the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and Denison University. She and her husband, Jon, are the parents of two children, Ben and Kate.