Lafayette City Manager Announces Resignation

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On Monday night, Lafayette City Manager Steven Falk announced his resignation during the City Council meeting.

Speaking during public moments, Falk said that Monday afternoon he sent in a letter of resignation to the city council and will assist the city through the end of the year. Here was his statement to the public:

It has been the great privilege of my professional career to serve Lafayette for twenty-eight years, and I am proud of our many accomplishments on behalf of this splendid city. Our residents are engaged; the city council is a model of civility; and the professional staff is brilliant in every way.

The time has come, however, for Lafayette to hear a new voice from the city manager’s office and for me to discover my unexplored potential. I hereby resign the position of Lafayette City Manager, effective at the new year.  In the meantime, I will assist the organization in every way as it makes the transition to a new city manager.

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve this extraordinary community for so many years. I will always Love Lafayette!

The council highlighted some of Falk’s accomplishment which included the new library, veteran’s memorial, roads and drains have been fixed, the buckeye fields, the 60% reserve fund and no pension debt along with his intangible results such as great hires—saying that he didn’t hire well, but exceptional. He worked to retain staff.

Hat tip: News 24-680