Wakefield Regional Council will hold a supplementary election after Central Ward councillor Richard Pain resigned.
Councillor Pain, otherwise known as Dick, cited personal reasons for his departure after five years as a council member.
Previously Mr Pain was also a member of the Wakefield Plains Council during the 1980s.
Mayor Rodney Reid thanked Cr Pain for his commitment to the Wakefield community during his time with council, particularly in Port Wakefield.
“In his time with council, Dick has lobbied hard for ratepayers in his area and been a strong advocate for council focusing on delivering the infrastructure and services the community expects,” Mayor Reid said.
“He has been a member of numerous council committees, and continues to play an active role in Port Wakefield with his wife, Glenda.
“On behalf of the council and employees of Wakefield, I’d like to wish Dick, Glenda and the Pain family all the best.”
Details about the election for the vacant position will be released in the coming weeks.