The leader of Tamworth Borough Council said he will step down from the role next year,after 11 years in the job, to spend more time with his family and a new baby.
Councillor Daniel Cook made the announcement at Tuesday's full council meeting and said he would resign from the post at the end of February.
He told councillors 11 years was "long enough for anyone" and he and his wife, fellow councillor Michelle Cook, were expecting a baby next year.
Mr Cook will stay on as a councillor.
The council aims to elect a new leader on 23 February to take up the office from 1 March.