Donald “Joe” Wright shocked city council members when he announced his resignation as mayor of Beech Grove on Monday night. Wright, who has a year left on his term, told the council that he wants to devote more time to his business. He is chief operations officer for Indianapolis-based Novia CareClinics LLC. His resignation takes effect Jan. 17. Councilor John Jennings will serve as acting mayor until a successor is named. Beech Grove is a city of about 15,000 people in southeast Marion County.