The controlling Labour group on Tuesday elected Dave Davies as their new leader.
Cllr Davies said:
'I feel proud and honoured to be given the most important role at a crucial time in Telford & Wrekin's development.
housing and the continuous challenge to bring jobs and prosperity to our community.'
The Birmingham Post (31 Oct, p4) reports that Mr Homer will take up a new post as chairman of Telford's Princess Royal Hospital Trust Boards.
He said: 'I thought it was better to go out on a high after a success [the recent transfer of 13,500 local authority houses into tenant control] rather than eventually be forced out if things go wrong.'