Michelle Stephenson resigns from Place 2 Leander City Council seat

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Michelle Stephenson, the Leander City Council member for Place 2, has resigned from her position effective Sept. 21. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Michelle Stephenson, the Leander City Council member for Place 2, has resigned from her position effective Sept. 21. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Michelle Stephenson, the Leander City Council member for Place 2, has resigned from her position effective Sept. 21, according to the city.

Stephenson said she is resigning for a family relocation to Athens, Texas, according to a city release. Stephenson was elected to council in 2015 and re-elected in 2018.

"I am sincerely thankful for the citizens of Leander putting their trust in me all these years," Stephenson said in the release. "While my family and I are excited to embark on new opportunities in Athens, Texas, a part of me will always be in Leander, and I will miss it dearly."

Since Stephenson's term ends in May 2021, City Council will appoint a person to fill the remaining term. Place 2 Council Member applications will be accepted from Sept. 24-Oct. 8.

At its Sept. 17 meeting, council will consider Stephenson's resignation and call a public hearing for Oct. 15 to question council candidates and announce the council appointee. The new council member would be sworn in Nov. 5 and fill the vacancy through after the May election.


A reception and recognition of service will be held for Stephenson on Sept. 17, according to the city.
By Taylor Girtman
After interning with Community Impact Newspaper in 2019, Taylor Girtman became a reporter for the Cedar Park and Leander edition in Feb. 2020. She covers Leander ISD and the Cedar Park and Leander city councils.


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