Westerville City Council is seeking a replacement for outgoing Councilwoman Anne Gonzales.

Westerville City Council is seeking a replacement for outgoing Councilwoman Anne Gonzales.

The city sent out a notice of the vacancy, which will begin Dec. 31. Gonzales was elected to serve in the Ohio House Nov. 2 and plans to be sworn in the first week of January.

Her council term runs through Nov. 30, 2013.

Residents who have lived in Westerville for two years and who are registered to vote are eligible to fill the seat. Council members cannot hold any other public post and cannot be employed by the city.

Applications are available by calling clerk of council Mary Johnston at (614) 901-6410 or by email at mary.johnston@westerville.org. Information and applications are available on the city's website, www.westerville.org. Applications must be received in the office of the Clerk of Council, at 21 S. State St., by 5 p.m. Dec. 17.

Applications postmarked after Dec. 17 will not be considered.

- Jennifer Nesbitt