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.