The Lafayette City Council is looking for a new member to fill the vacancy created by the June 29 resignation of Cameron Burks, who left the council for family reasons with more than three years left on his term.

Per city policy, the council has 60 days, so until Aug. 30, to fill the vacant seat. The winner will hold office until the next regularly scheduled election in November 2022. The new council member will be eligible to run for re-election.

Burks resigned his post as mayor in 2019 in a surprise move he attributed to having a new job he was trying to balance with family needs. He successfully ran for re-election in 2020.

The city will advertise the vacancy and accept applications until Aug. 12. The council will interview applicants on Aug. 19 and 24.

Candidates must live in Lafayette and be registered to vote. Applications must be received by the city clerk by 5 p.m. Aug. 12. More information and the application can be found on the city’s website.