Lafayette City Manager Steven Falk announced his resignation at a City Council meeting Monday night. In a brief farewell note he wrote:
Friends, colleagues, co-workers—
There’s a country music lyric for everything so, to quote the late Hank Snow, “I’m movin’ on!”
At the beginning of this evening’s City Council meeting I announced that:
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!
Other than a January exploration of Indonesia and Vietnam, I have not yet landed on a plan for what I’ll do next, but I’m excited by the many possibilities in front of me.
Thank you for your friendship, your support, and for the many good times we have shared. We did meaningful work together.