Westlake Town Council voted Aug. 8 to appoint Tim Shiner to fill a vacancy created with the resignation of Council Member Carol Langdon.

Langdon’s resignation was effective Aug. 2, according to a staff memo from the council meeting. She had served on Town Council as well as on the board for the Westlake Academy since 2008, according to a town news release. She also spent eight years as mayor pro tem, the release stated.

Town Council opted to fill the seat by appointment and received seven applications. Applicants must have lived in the town for at least 12 months, be a registered voter and pass a criminal background check for the school board position, according to town requirements.

Shiner, who was sworn into office at the Aug. 8 meeting, will serve until the town’s next regular election on May 6, according to the town.

Below is newly appointed Council Member Tim Shiner (left) with Westlake Mayor Sean Kilbride.