Lilburn councilman resigns to take downtown development authority job

Lilburn City Councilman Brian Burchik has resigned in order to take a position with the city’s Downtown Development Authority, the city announced Wednesday.

Burchik’s resignation was effective Jan. 1. He had served on the council since January 2016.

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Burchik will be the authority’s “Main Street Manager,” according to the city’s release. He will assist with Lilburn’s ongoing downtown revitalization effort. The city joined the group Main Street America in 2017. The group works with small towns and cities to preserve historic character while promoting economic activity.

The Downtown Development Authority’s members are appointed by city council. Burchik’s position is a staff position, meaning the council did not appoint him.

Burchik’s now-vacant seat will be filled by an appointment for the remaining year of his term. The mayor, city council or both could make that appointment, the city said in a release.

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