On August 21, City Council members voted to appoint applicant JD Mangat to fill a vacant seat on the Lafayette City Council. This candidate stood out to Councilors as a uniquely qualified nominee who exhibited a compelling track record of community involvement, and whose application responses proved to be thoughtful and well informed, yet independent.
JD Mangat is a 23 year-old, life-long resident of Lafayette who, since the age of 13, has been involved in the following community volunteer positions; the Lafayette Youth Advisory Committee (LYAC), Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission (LCAC), Communities that Care (CTC), CU Student Accountability Advisory Committee (SAAC), Student Council, Reading Buddies, Public Achievement Program, Empowerment Center of East County (EC2) Board of Directors, YMCA Diversity and Inclusion Board, has attended/volunteered for as many city events, marches, and street festivals as possible, and regularly attends city meetings.
Mr. Mangat ran in the November 2017 City Council election and received 2,902 votes from Lafayette residents. He was within 67 votes of the next highest elected incumbent. Mr. Mangat’s term will run through November 2019, at which time he will be eligible to run for an additional term.
Mr. Mangat was accompanied by 9 additional applicants for the vacant seat. During the August 21 meeting, Mayor Berg and City Councilors expressed their sincere appreciation for the time, enthusiasm, and passion of so many willing applicants interested in serving their community, and look forward to seeing these names again as candidates on the 2019 ballot.
Please join us in welcoming Councilor Mangat to the Lafayette City Council.