MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange announced at Tuesday evening's scheduled city council meeting that Ken Groves, Director of Planning for the city, is battling "significant cancer".
Strange did not say exactly what kind of cancer Groves was diagnosed with, but he is scheduled to undergo extensive treatment over the next few weeks.
Deputy Mayor Jeff Downs will act in place of Groves during that treatment period.
Groves has been with the city since the Bobby Bright administration.
No other information was immediately available.