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Youngsville council member resigns to take Lafayette parks position

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Posted at 4:33 PM, Jan 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-28 17:33:09-05

Youngsville Council Member Jamey Abshire has resigned from his position to accept a leadership role in the parks and recreation department of Lafayette Consolidated Government.

According to The Advocate, Abshire will supervise programs and maintenance at LCG's parks and recreation centers.

Abshire also served as Youngsville's mayor pro tempore and was on the city council for six years. He was in an elected position.

The paper says that on Monday, the Youngsville City Council is expected to approve a resolution for a special election to fill Abshire's vacant seat for Youngsville's Division A.

"This is an opportunity that I can't pass up," Abshire said during Youngsville's January council meeting. "It's a phenomenal opportunity, for myself, and to be able to truly help impact something that I hold near and dear to my heart, besides the city of Youngsville. It's something that I've sat back and did a lot of praying over, and it's a decision that hasn't come easily to me."

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