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Posted on: December 8, 2022

[ARCHIVED] East Lansing City Council Seeks Applicants to Fill Council Vacancy, Application Now Available

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing City Council is currently seeking eligible applicants for an upcoming vacancy on the City Council. 

East Lansing City Councilmember Lisa Babcock has been elected to serve as a judge with the East Lansing 54B District Court and is expected to submit her resignation from the City Council on or around Dec. 28 to serve in that new capacity. Per the City Charter, Council will need to appoint a new member within 30 days of the time of that vacancy.

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must be a resident of the City of East Lansing and registered to vote in the City of East Lansing. The application is available online at and a printed application will be provided upon request at the East Lansing City Clerk’s office, 410 Abbot Road. Applications will be accepted online or in person at the East Lansing City Clerk’s office through 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 28.

It is expected that the City Council will review the applications and discuss next steps in the appointment process at its first regular meeting in January, taking place on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road. The individual appointed will serve until the November 7, 2023 General Election, at which time Councilmember Babcock’s full term on Council will expire.   

The City of East Lansing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No applicant will be denied equal opportunity because of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, status as a parent, national origin, age, disability (physical or mental), family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. Reasonable accommodations will be provided to applicants with disabilities, and for religious observances and practices.

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