Metro Councilman Brady Banks, arrested Thursday on a misdemeanor charge of patronizing prostitution, has resigned from his job as acting officer and outreach coordinator of the Governor’s Books From Birth Foundation.
According to Gov. Bill Haslam’s office, the foundation’s board of directors notified the governor’s office of Banks’ resignation on Friday.
Banks’ resignation is effective immediately.
As of Friday afternoon, Banks still hadn’t talked publicly about his arrest or addressed his future as a city councilman.
The Governor’s Books From Birth Foundation is a partner of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.
Founded in 2004, the Governor’s Books From Birth Foundation seeks to “serve as a catalyst and tangible resource to Tennesseans establishing and sustaining county Imagination Libraries,” according to its website.
The foundation relies on public and private funds.
To support the foundation, the website says, the governor of Tennessee asks the General Assembly to approve state budget allocations covering half of each county’s cost of providing books every month.
The foundation also raises funds from various corporations, foundations and generous donors across the state.