Lisa Clark Stepping Down From BV Council In February

Ed Smith


Buena Vista Vice Mayor Lisa Clark has announced that she is resigning from City Council on Feb. 1. Having just been reelected to a third four-year term last November, she has three years remaining on her term on Council. Her colleagues on Council chose her to be vice mayor at the beginning of this year.
Clark made the announcement of her intention to step down from Council Tuesday night on Facebook:
“So, I wanted to take a minute to let folks know that as of February 1, 2021, I will no longer be serving on Buena Vista City Council.  I made this decision recently and have let my fellow council members know so that they will have plenty of time to determine the process to replace me.  I want to extend my gratitude to all of those who have supported me and voted for me through three terms (12 years).  I have seen so many good things happen for our city and rest assured I will continue to advocate for the citizens, businesses, and most of all the children.
“There is no drama behind my decision (I know this will disappoint some).  It is really simple.  I want to have more time for my new grandson, my home, my church, my piano, and my husband – not all in that order.  
“I hope that someone with similar interests and priorities to mine will want to be a part of decision making for Buena Vista.  
“I posted here because Facebook is also the platform where I first announced my intention to run in 2012 and was overwhelmed by the support.  I again request your support in the decision to step down.  Thank you!!”
Clark is principal at Kling Elementary School.
The person Council appoints to take Clark's Council seat would likely serve until a special election can be held in November of 2021. The winner of that election would then serve out what would have been Clark's remaining two years on Council. After Clark leaves Council, members will select from within their ranks someone to be vice mayor through the end of 2021.

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