With the window to declare your candidacy for local offices now closer, we’re finding out who will and won’t run for election/re-election come November.

Naomi Neville has announced that she will not seek re-election, she is the only Newport City Council member that will not seek re-election.

“It’s been an honor to serve for as a city councilor but I have a number of exciting professional opportunities and at this time, I need to focus on my career.

I’ve been pleased to have created a productive working environment between the school department and the City and the successful start of shared services, Information Technology improvements, the hiring of a new City Manager and important capital projects such as St. Clare’s, the Pell School and Queen Anne Square park renovations.

Newport is such a special place and I consider myself fortunate to have been a part of the leadership of this wonderful community and I owe a deep debt of gratitude to the people of Newport for electing me 3 times. Most of all I’d like to thank my husband Jeff and my daughters for their unwavering support. I look forward to serving in different ways in the years to come.”

Based on recent conversations and reports, What’sUpNewp had recently reported that Neville would seek to run for re-election.